Unique coverage of imperial Russia, encompassing political, economic, cultural, diplomatic, and military history.
Table of Contents
Introduction Dominic Lieven; Part I. Empire: 1. Russia as empire and periphery Dominic Lieven; 2. Managing Empire: Tsarist nationalities policy Theodore Weeks; 3. Geographies of imperial identity Mark Bassin; Part II. Culture, Ideas, Identities: 4. Russian culture in the eighteenth century Lindsey Hughes; 5. Russian culture: 1801–1917 Rosamund Bartlett; 6. Russian political thought: 1700–1917 Gary M. Hamburg; 7. Russia and the legacy of 1812 Alexander M. Martin; Part III. Non-Russian Nationalities: 8. Ukrainians and Poles Timothy Snyder; 9. Jews Benjamin Nathans; 10. Islam in the Russian Empire Vladimir Bobrovnikov; Part IV. Russian Society, Law and Economy: 11. The elites Dominic Lieven; 12. The groups between: Raznochintsy, intelligentsia, professionals Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter; 13. Nizhnii Novgorod in the nineteenth century: portrait of a city Catherine Evtuhov; 14. Russian orthodoxy: church, people and politics in Imperial Russia Gregory L. Freeze; 15. Women, the family and public life Barbara Alpern Engel; 16. Gender and the legal order in Imperial Russia Michelle Lamarche Marrese; 17. Law, the judicial system and the legal profession Jorg Baberowski; 18. Peasants and agriculture David Moon; 19. The Russian economy and Banking System Boris Ananich; Part V. Government: 20. Central government in the Russian Empire Zhand P. Shakibi; 21. Provincial and local government Janet Hartley; 22. State Finances Peter Waldron; Part VI. Foreign Policy and the Armed Forces: 23. Peter the Great and the Northern War Paul Bushkovitch; 24. Russian foreign policy, 1725–1815 Hugh Ragsdale; 25. The Imperial Army William C. Fuller Jr; 26. Russian foreign policy, 1815–1917 David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye; 27. The Russian navy at the turn of the twentieth century: imperialism, technology and class war Nikolai Afonin; Part VII. Reform, War and Revolution: 28. The reign of Alexander II: a watershed? Larisa Zakharova; 29. Russian workers and revolution Reginald Zelnik; 30. Police and revolution Jonathan Daly; 31. War and revolution, 1914–17 Eric Lohr.
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