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Governing Tsarist Russia : European History in Perspective - Peter Waldron

Governing Tsarist Russia

European History in Perspective

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Published: 25th October 2007
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The Tsarist Empire posed unique problems to its rulers. Peter Waldron examines the challenges that faced them in terms of geography, culture, finance and military power, analysing the sources of the Russian Empire's strength and the reasons why the tsars were able to maintain their unlimited power for so long.

'A very helpful and clear guide to a complicated subject. This is the only book which covers the institutions and practice of autocratic government from Peter the Great to 1917 in such a concise and readable fashion.' - Christopher Read, University of Warwick, UK 'Waldron's succinct overview provides a fresh look, often with insightful commentary, into the workings of the much-maligned state in Imperial Russia. His refreshing style and lucid analysis should not deceive the reader, for the work of an entire generation of new research is summarized within the covers of this book.' - Ben Eklof, Indiana University, USA '...an admirable synthesis of key concepts, events and developments in Russian political history of the imperial period.' - Theodore R. Weeks, Revolutionary Russia 'Professor Waldron presents us with a detailed analysis of the Tsarist system from Peter the Great to Nicholas II.' - Jim Dunbar, SATH Resources Review

List of Figures; Chronologyp. vi
Prefacep. vii
Introduction: Building the Russian Statep. 1
The Ethos of Autocracyp. 13
The Ideology of Tsarismp. 15
Monarchsp. 35
Servicep. 54
Ruling an Empirep. 73
Institutionsp. 75
Provincial Authorityp. 97
Coercion, Police and Justicep. 117
National Challengesp. 136
Financing the Empirep. 158
Conclusion: The Legacy of Tsarismp. 177
Notesp. 186
Bibliographyp. 198
Indexp. 206
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ISBN: 9780333717189
ISBN-10: 033371718X
Series: European History in Perspective
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 25th October 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1