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The Modernisation of Russia, 1676-1825 : New Approaches to European History, 15 - Professor Simon Dixon

The Modernisation of Russia, 1676-1825

New Approaches to European History, 15

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Published: 15th August 2000
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This is an analytical account of a colorful period in Russian history, which is accessible to undergraduates of European and Russian history, as well as to the nonspecialist reader. Central to a discussion that emphasizes Russia's place in Europe are the much misunderstood personalities of some remarkable rulers, such as Peter the Great, Catherine the Great and Alexander I. Their reigns are set in the context of wider developments in social, economic, cultural and intellectual history that help to account for Russia's emergence as a great power.

' ... a bold, ambitious attempt at an new interpretation of a key period in Russian history ... nobody will make the acquaintance of this pathfinding work without deriving not only the benefit offered by a large amount of pertinent information but also a healthy stimulus towards a deeper understanding of one of the most crucial processes in Russian history.' Europe - Asia Studies 'The author ... synthesizes a huge amount of recent scholarship in several languages with insight and wit ... this learned gem of a book should find many readers at all levels of sophistication.' The Russian Review ' ... an excellent analytical account of a colourful period in Russian history; and is accessible to undergraduates of European and Russian history, as well as to the more specialist reader.' History Now '... should be added forthwith to the reading lists of both general surveys of European history and Russian special courses.' Lindsey Hughes, English Historical Review 'He combines a balanced and comprehensive analysis of conflicting interpretations of Russian cultural and social development ... with a well-written narrative and clear conclusions.' Dominic Lieven, Slavonic and East European Review

Preface
Abbreviations
Chronology
Modernisation and Russian history
Imperial great power
Finance and taxation
Society
Government and politics
Culture
Ideology
Economy
Conclusion
Further reading
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ISBN: 9780521379618
ISBN-10: 052137961X
Series: New Approaches to European History, 15
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 15th August 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45