"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