The Cambridge History of Russia, Volume 2, Imperial Russia, 1689-1917by Dominic Lieven
Pub. Date: 07/31/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The second volume of The Cambridge History of Russia covers the imperial period (1689–1917). It encompasses political, economic, social, cultural, diplomatic, and military history. All the major Russian social groups have separate chapters and the volume also includes surveys on the non-Russian peoples and the government's policies towards them. It addresses… See more details below
The second volume of The Cambridge History of Russia covers the imperial period (1689–1917). It encompasses political, economic, social, cultural, diplomatic, and military history. All the major Russian social groups have separate chapters and the volume also includes surveys on the non-Russian peoples and the government's policies towards them. It addresses themes such as women, law, the Orthodox Church, the police and the revolutionary movement. The volume's seven chapters on diplomatic and military history, and on Russia's evolution as a great power, make it the most detailed study of these issues available in English. The contributors come from the USA, UK, Russia and Germany: most are internationally recognised as leading scholars in their fields, and some emerging younger academics engaged in cutting-edge research have also been included. No other single volume in any language offers so comprehensive, expert and up-to-date an analysis of Russian history in this period.
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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