First published in 1915, as the third edition of a 1903 original, this book forms part of the Cambridge Historical Series. The text provides a comprehensive account of Russian development during the nineteenth century, beginning with a discussion of Russia in 1815 and moving through to the beginning of the reign of Nicholas II. The general view put forward is that 'Given a people with a colonising instinct and schooled by their environment to endure and conquer; given an absolute power with its roots set deeply in vital religion; and modern Russia is the inevitable result.' A detailed bibliography is also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in historiography and perspectives on Russian history.
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- Date Published: June 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107667570
- length: 396 pages
- dimensions: 203 x 127 x 22 mm
- weight: 0.43kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. Russia in 1815
3. Vacillation (1815–25)
4. The first reaction (1825–55)
5. An era of reform (1855–65
6. The second reaction (1865–81)
7. The triumph of the old-Russian party (1881–94)
8. A peaceful revolution (1894–1900)
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