Alcoholic Empire by Patricia Herlihy
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Alcoholic Empire
By Patricia Herlihy

The Alcoholic Empire

Vodka and Politics in Late Imperial Russia

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Alcoholic Empire by Patricia Herlihy

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The Alcoholic Empire examines the prevalence of alcohol in Russian social, economic, religious, and political life. Herlihy looks at how the state, the church, the military, doctors, lay societies, and the czar all tried to battle the problem of overconsumption of alcohol in the late imperial period. Since vodka produced essential government revenue and was a backbone of the state economy, many who fought for a sober Russia believed that the only way to save the country through Revolutionary change. This book traces temperance activity and politics side by side with the end of the tsarist regime, while showing how the problem of alcohoism continued to pervade Soviet and post-Soviet society. Illustrated by timeless and incisive sayings about the Russian love of vodka and by poster art and paintings, this book will appeal to Russian and European historians and those interested in temperance history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195160956
ISBN-10: 0195160959
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Patricia Herlihy

Patricia Herlihy is Professor Emerita of Russian and Soviet History at Brown University and Research Professor at the Watson Institute for International Studies. She is the author Odessa: A History, 1794-1914

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