Russia under the Old Regime: Second Edition

Russia under the Old Regime: Second Edition

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by Richard Pipes
     
 

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Newly revised for this edition, Richard Pipes's highly acclaimed study analyses the evolution of the Russian state from the ninth century to the 1880s and its unique role in managing Russian society. The harsh geographical conditions and sheer size of the country prevented the creation of participatory government, and a 'patrimonial' state emerged in which Russia was…  See more details below

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Newly revised for this edition, Richard Pipes's highly acclaimed study analyses the evolution of the Russian state from the ninth century to the 1880s and its unique role in managing Russian society. The harsh geographical conditions and sheer size of the country prevented the creation of participatory government, and a 'patrimonial' state emerged in which Russia was transformed into a gigantic royal domain. Richard Pipes traces these developments and goes on to analyse the political behaviour of the principal social groupings - peasantry, nobility, middle-class and clergy - and their failure to stand up to the increasing absolutism of the tsar. In order to strengthen his powers legal and institutional bases were set up that led to the creation of a bureaucratic police state under the Communists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140247688
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Penguin History Series
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
476,893
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Russia under the Old Regime 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RedLightOn More than 1 year ago
If you are interested in Russian history before the twentieth century, this is the book to get. It's only 300 some pages, but somehow it compresses an incredible amount of information in it. Very comprehensive. Very detailed. Very well written.