The Modernisation of Russia, 1676-1825

The Modernisation of Russia, 1676-1825

by Simon Dixon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521371007

ISBN-13: 9780521371001

Pub. Date: 11/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is an analytical account of a colorful period in Russian history, which is accessible to undergraduates of European and Russian history, as well as to the nonspecialist reader. Central to a discussion that emphasizes Russia's place in Europe are the much misunderstood personalities of some remarkable rulers, such as Peter the Great, Catherine the Great and…  See more details below

Overview

This is an analytical account of a colorful period in Russian history, which is accessible to undergraduates of European and Russian history, as well as to the nonspecialist reader. Central to a discussion that emphasizes Russia's place in Europe are the much misunderstood personalities of some remarkable rulers, such as Peter the Great, Catherine the Great and Alexander I. Their reigns are set in the context of wider developments in social, economic, cultural and intellectual history that help to account for Russia's emergence as a great power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521371001
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2009
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series, #15
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Chronology; 1. Modernisation and Russian history; 2. Imperial great power; 3. Finance and taxation; 4. Society; 5. Government and politics; 6. Culture; 7. Ideology; 8. Economy; Conclusion; Further reading.

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