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Russia

People and Empire, 1552-1917, Enlarged Edition

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PAPERBACK

$31.50 • £22.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674781191

Publication: October 1998

Short

576 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

4 maps

World rights except United Kingdom & Commonwealth

  • Maps
    • The Expansion of Muscovy in the 16th and 17th Centuries
    • The Expansion of the Russian Empire in the 18th Century
    • Russian Expansion under Catherine the Great
    • Russia at its Greatest Extent
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. The Russian Empire: How and Why
  • Part 2. State-Building
    • The First Crises of Empire
    • The Secular State of Peter the Great
    • Assimilating Peter’s Heritage
    • The Apogee of the Secular State
  • Part 3. Social Classes, Religion and Culture in Imperial Russia
    • The Nobility
    • The Army
    • The Peasantry
    • The Orthodox Church
    • Towns and the Missing Bourgeoisie
    • The Birth of the Intelligentsia
    • Literature as ‘Nation-Builder’
  • Part 4. Imperial Russia under Pressure
    • The Reforms of Alexander II
    • Russian Socialism
    • Russification
    • The Revolution of 1905–7
    • The Duma Monarchy
    • The Revolution of 1917
  • Conclusions
  • Afterthoughts on the Soviet Experience
  • Chronology
  • Notes
  • Index