The Emancipation of the Serfs in Russia
Peace Arbitrators and the Development of Civil Society
By (author) Roxanne Easley
Normal Price: $235.00
Your Price: $211.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $23.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $10.58 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
Emancipation of the Serfs in Russia by Roxanne Easley
Book DescriptionIn the wake of the disastrous Crimean War, the Russian autocracy completely renovated its most basic social, political and economic systems by emancipating some 23 million privately-owned serfs. This had enormous consequences for all aspects of Russian life, and profound effects on the course of Russian history. This book examines the emancipation of the serfs, focusing on the mechanisms used to enact the reforms and the implications for Russian politics and society in the long term. Because the autocracy lacked the necessary resources for the reform, it created new institutions with real powers and autonomy, particularly the mirovoi posrednik, or 'peace arbitrator'. The results of this strategy differed in practice from the authorities' original intentions. The new institutions invigorated Russian political life, introduced norms that challenged centuries-old customs and traditions, and fostered a nascent civil society, allowing Russia to follow the basic trajectory of Western European socio-political development.
Buy Emancipation of the Serfs in Russia book by Roxanne Easley from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780415776394
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roxanne Easley
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Emancipation of the Serfs in Russia book by Roxanne Easley and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Roxanne Easley
Roxanne Easley is associate professor of history at Central Washington University. She has published articles in Slavic Review and Tolstoy Studies Journal on political culture during the Russian Great Reforms. She is presently preparing a manuscript on people of mixed ethnic heritage in Russian America.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.