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From Supplication to Revolution : A Documentary Social History of Imperial Russia - Gregory L. Freeze

From Supplication to Revolution

A Documentary Social History of Imperial Russia

Paperback Published: 25th February 1988
ISBN: 9780195043594
Number Of Pages: 352

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The first authoritative collection of primary documents on the social history of Imperial Russia, this volume delineates the basic issues of social structure and change in pre-revolutionary Russian society as it headed toward the cataclysm of 1917. Gregory Freeze has collected and translated original materials from the Soviet archives, including many never before published, in which members of the major social groups of Russian society--the nobility, military and civil service groups, clergy, townspeople, peasantry, workers, professionals and educated elites, and minorities--articulate their experiences. Organized into three chronological sections--the reign of Catherine the Great in the 1760s, the reform movements of the 1860s, and the rising tide of revolution in 1905-06--the book offers a unique and valuable comparative analysis of various groups with each other, of a single group over time, and of the relative patterns of change among several groups over time. As the collective statements change in form, tone, and substance, they provide a dramatic sense of how Russian society evolved and why the Imperial autocracy collapsed.

"A most useful collection in a large variety of subjects that will enrich my students' knowledge of Russian society prior to the Revolution of 1917."--Paul H. Elovitz, Ramapo College "Succeeds triumphantly in making vivid and audible the ideas and aspirations of the varied social groups of Imperial Russia."--The Slavonic Review "[An] extremely stimulating selection of unusual sources covering a wide span of social groups over 150 years--an ingenious anthology of primary documents made available for the first time. Hats off to Greg Freeze for a splendid anthology."--John T. Alexander, University of Kansas "Splendid! Thank goodness someone finally has done this."--Sue McCaffray, Wake Forest College "A most profound and eminently scholarly work on Imperial Russia of the 19th-century. It should be invaluable for any true student of the period."--J.L. Starr, School of the Visual Arts "I can't imagine ever teaching history of Imperial Russia without using this text. It is superb and long overdue."--Hugh D. Phillips, University of Alabama "An excellent collection of documents by a first-rate scholar. They provide first hand insight into life as lived in Russia on various levels. Students will find them fascinating."--James W. Cunningham, College of St. Catherine "Excellent....A judicious job of editing."--Paul Teverow, Missouri Southern State College "Unique collection of material, and presented in an informative and logical way."--T.E. Smuck, University of Hawaii "Another fine contribution from Professor Freeze, a volume destined to appear on a great many required text lists for courses in Imperial Russian history. The selection of documents is outstanding, and the concentration on three important historical periods also has merit."--Dr. Chester M. Rzadkiewicz, West Georgia College "An excellent collection. I intend to adopt it...."--Edward Zeibrowski, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 3
Notesp. 9
the Catherinean Erap. 11
Nobilityp. 15
Bureaucracy and Armyp. 32
the Orthodox Clergyp. 37
Professions and Educated Elitesp. 45
Urban Society Manufacturers, Merchants, Townsmenp. 52
Peasantryp. 75
Industrial Workersp. 87
Minorities and Womenp. 93
the Era of Great Reforms: Society in the 1860sp. 101
Nobilityp. 103
Bureaucracy and Armyp. 114
the Orthodox Clergyp. 129
Professions and Educated Elitesp. 141
Urban Society Manufacturers, Merchants, Townsmenp. 152
Peasantryp. 170
Industrial Workersp. 180
Minorities and Womenp. 186
Society in Revolution, 1905-1906p. 197
A. Nobilityp. 199
Bureaucracy and Armyp. 210
the Orthodox Clergyp. 228
Professions and Educated Elitesp. 239
Urban Society Manufacturers, Merchants, Townsmenp. 248
Peasantryp. 274
Industrial Workersp. 286
Minorities and Womenp. 297
Sourcesp. 311
Bibliographyp. 317
Indexp. 325
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ISBN: 9780195043594
ISBN-10: 0195043596
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 25th February 1988
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.32