The Russian Empire 1801-1917
By (author) Hugh Seton-Watson
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Russian Empire 1801-1917 by Hugh Seton-Watson
Book DescriptionThis volume in the Oxford History of Modern Europe series surveys the development of the Russian empire from the reign of Alexander I to the abdication of Nicholas II. The book centres on political and social history - the history of institutions, classes, political movements, and individuals. Foreign policy is considered from the Russian rather that the general European angle. Attention is also paid to the non-Russian peoples, who formed half the population of what was essentially a multi-national empire. The author's aim has been to see the period as it was, not - as in many modern works - in terms of what happened after it. The book draws on a large body of Russian documentary material, as well as on numerous Russian memoirs, contemporary comment by Russians and by foreign observers, and the important work of Soviet and foreign scholars. In its research, analysis, and interpretation, it is an exciting and original contribution to the study of pre-revolutionary Russia.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198221524
(217mm x 140mm x 44mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 4-Feb-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Surveys the development of the Russian empire from Alexander I to the abdication of Nicholas II. The centre of attention in the book is political and social history. Foreign policy is considered from the Russian rather than the general European angle.
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