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The Modernisation of Russia, 1676-1825 / Edition 1
     

The Modernisation of Russia, 1676-1825 / Edition 1

by Simon Dixon, T. C. W. Blanning, William Beik
 

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ISBN-10: 052137961X

ISBN-13: 9780521379618

Pub. Date: 11/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is an analytical account of a colorful period in Russian history, which is accessible to undergraduates of European and Russian history, as well as to the nonspecialist reader. Central to a discussion that emphasizes Russia's place in Europe are the much misunderstood personalities of some remarkable rulers, such as Peter the Great, Catherine the Great and

Overview

This is an analytical account of a colorful period in Russian history, which is accessible to undergraduates of European and Russian history, as well as to the nonspecialist reader. Central to a discussion that emphasizes Russia's place in Europe are the much misunderstood personalities of some remarkable rulers, such as Peter the Great, Catherine the Great and Alexander I. Their reigns are set in the context of wider developments in social, economic, cultural and intellectual history that help to account for Russia's emergence as a great power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521379618
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series , #15
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Chronology; 1. Modernisation and Russian history; 2. Imperial great power; 3. Finance and taxation; 4. Society; 5. Government and politics; 6. Culture; 7. Ideology; 8. Economy; Conclusion; Further reading.

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