The Modernisation of Russia, 1676-1825 / Edition 1

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Overview

This is the first book to place Russia's 'long' eighteenth century squarely in its European context. The conceptual framework is set out in an opening critique of modernisation theory which, while rejecting its linear implications, maintains its focus on the relationship between government, economy, and society. Following a chronological introduction, a series of thematic chapters emphasise the ways in which Russia's international ambitions as an emerging great power provoked administrative and fiscal reforms with wide-ranging (and often unanticipated) social consequences.
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"...this learned gem of a book should find many readers at all levels of sophistication." The Russian Review

"At last, we have a book that will induce students to love Russian history." John P. LeDonne, The Historian

"At last, we have a book that will induce students to love Russian history." John P. LeDonne, The Historian

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521379618
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Series: New Approaches to European History Series , #15
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of maps
Preface
Chronology
List of abbreviations
1 Modernisation theory and Russian history 1
2 Imperial great power 27
3 Finance and taxation 57
4 Society 80
5 Government and justice 118
6 Culture 152
7 Ideology 189
8 The economy 221
Conclusion 256
Index 258
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