Late Imperial Russia: Problems and Prospects
By: Ian D. Thatcher (editor)Paperback
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This volume offers a detailed examination of the stability of the late imperial regime in Russia. Students and scholars will appreciate the lively summaries of the latest scholarship in political, economic, social, cultural, and international history. Accessible yet insightful, contributions cover the historiography of complex topics such as peasants, workers, revolutionaries, foreign relations, and Nicholas II. In addition, there are original studies of some of the leading intellectuals of the time. The late imperial economy is examined through the writings of Tugan-Baranovsky. There is an account of M. N. Pokrovskii's radical interpretation of late imperial Russia's historical path of development. The state of the Russian theatre is studied through the lives of theatrical impresarios. Each chapter also highlights a unique interpretation, suggesting new lines of inquiry and research. This book will be compulsory reading for students of Russian and European history of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries seeking to better understand why Tsarism collapsed in 1917.
Ian D. Thatcher is Reader in Modern History at Brunel University
1. Introduction - Ian D. Thatcher 2. Autocracy in crisis: Nicholas the last - Sarah Badcock 3. Late Imperial constitutionalism - Peter Waldron 4. Late Imperial Security Police - Iain Lauchlan 5. Culture, patronage, and civil society: theatrical impresarios in Late Imperial Russia - Murray Frame 6. Tugan-Baronovsky and the Russian factory - Vincent Barnett 7. Late Imperial urban workers - Ian D. Thatcher 8. Late Imperial peasants - David Moon 9. Late Imperial revolutionaries - Geoffrey Swain 10. The origins, development and demise of M. N. Pokrovskii's interpretation of Russian history - James D. White 11. Late Imperial Russia in the Imperial World - Paul Dukes
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