Russia in the European Context, 1789-1914: A Member of the Family [NOOK Book]

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This volume surveys nineteenth century Russian society and economy and finds that Russian institutions, practices and ideas fit the general European pattern for that period of rapid change. Even apparently distinctive Russian features deepen our understanding of "Europeaness." In the nineteenth century there were still many different ways to be European, and excessive generalization based on the experiences of one or two countries obscures the great diversity that still characterized European civilization. ...
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Russia in the European Context, 1789-1914: A Member of the Family

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Overview

This volume surveys nineteenth century Russian society and economy and finds that Russian institutions, practices and ideas fit the general European pattern for that period of rapid change. Even apparently distinctive Russian features deepen our understanding of "Europeaness." In the nineteenth century there were still many different ways to be European, and excessive generalization based on the experiences of one or two countries obscures the great diversity that still characterized European civilization. Moreover, these essays bring to light several points at which Russian legislation and thinking provided models and examples for others to follow. The authors focus on key elements of how Russians envisaged and constructed their economy and society.
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"This book makes a significant contribution to the debate over the nature of Imperial Russian history. Not everyone will agree with it, but all those who study the subject will have to contend with its bold assertion of Russia's Europeanness."
—Steven G. Marks, author of How Russia Shaped the Modern World

"Kudos to the editors and contributors! Imperial Russia comes alive very much as a 'normal' society with commonality with the rest of Europe as well as uniqueness."
—David M. Goldfrank, Georgetown University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230258020
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/13/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 517 KB

Meet the Author

Susan P. McCaffray is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Michael Melancon is Professor of History at Auburban University.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction : a member of the family - Russia's place in Europe, 1789-1914 1
2 The ties that bind : the role of the Russian clan in inheritance and property law 11
3 Capital, industriousness, and private banks in the economic imagination of a nineteenth-century statesman 33
4 Toward a comprehensive law : Tsarist factory labor legislation in European context, 1830-1914 49
5 Rereading old texts : Sergei Witte and the industrialization of Russia 71
6 Religious and nationalist aspects of entrepreneurialism in Russia 85
7 The role of "Europe" in Russian nationalism : reinterpreting the relationship between Russia and the west in Slavophile thought 97
8 Statistics, social science, and social justice : the Zemstvo statisticians of pre-revolutionary Russia 113
9 "The temple of idleness" : associations and the public sphere in provincial Russia 141
10 Russian punishments in the European mirror 161
11 St. Petersburg workers and implementation of the social insurance law of 1912 189
12 Russia's outlooks on the present and future, 1910-1914 : what the press tells us 203
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"This book makes a significant contribution to the debate over the nature of Imperial Russian history. Not everyone will agree with it, but all those who study the subject will have to contend with its bold assertion of Russia's Europeanness."
--Steven G. Marks, author of How Russia Shaped the Modern World

"Kudos to the editors and contributors! Imperial Russia comes alive very much as a 'normal' society with commonality with the rest of Europe as well as uniqueness."
--David M. Goldfrank, Georgetown University
Read More Show Less

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