Russia in the Age of Reaction and Reform 1801-1881 / Edition 1

Russia in the Age of Reaction and Reform 1801-1881 / Edition 1

by David Saunders, D. Saunders
     
 

ISBN-10: 0582489784

ISBN-13: 9780582489783

Pub. Date: 04/14/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This eagerly awaited study of Russia under Alexander I, Nicholas I and Alexander II — the Russia of War and Peace and Anna Karenina — brings the series near to completion. David Saunders examines Russia's failure to adapt to the era of reform and democracy ushered into the rest of Europe by the French Revolution. Why, despite so much effort, did it fail?

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Overview

This eagerly awaited study of Russia under Alexander I, Nicholas I and Alexander II — the Russia of War and Peace and Anna Karenina — brings the series near to completion. David Saunders examines Russia's failure to adapt to the era of reform and democracy ushered into the rest of Europe by the French Revolution. Why, despite so much effort, did it fail? This is a superb book, both as a portrait of an age and as a piece of sustained historical analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582489783
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/14/1995
Series:
Longman History of Russia Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

1.The enigmatic Tsar, his friends, and his inheritance. 2. Russia and the Napoleonic wars; constitutions, congresses and classes under Alexander I. 3. The Decembrist Movement. 4. The administrative and social policy of Nicholas I. 5. The emergence of the Russian intelligentsia; the Russian bear. 6. The politics of emancipation; in the wake of emancipation. 7. Russia and Europe; populism.

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