Jeff Sahadeo; We’re Exceptional Too! Power, Peripheries, and Imperial Connections: Julian Go’s Patterns of Empire Viewed from Russia’s Borderlands. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 1 December 2014; 34 (3): 630–636. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-2826229
Sahadeo’s article examines Julian Go’s Patterns of Empire from the viewpoint of a historian of Russia’s southern borderlands of the Caucasus and Central Asia. Go offers a pathway for scholars of other expansionist regimes, including the tsarist state and the Soviet Union, to break down exclusivist mythologies and think beyond the nation. In turn, Sahadeo’s article examines steps toward a transnational history of empire that builds on Go’s peripheral model.