The Russian Landed Gentry and the Peasant Emancipation of 1861
By (author) Terence Emmons
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Russian Landed Gentry and the Peasant Emancipation of 1861 by Terence Emmons
Book DescriptionThis books is concerned with the emancipation of the Russian serfs in 1861, the most important event in Russian history between the reign of Peter the Great (1682-1725) and the Revolution of 1905. It is a social history of the emancipation. The attitudes of the landowning gentry toward emancipation: their part in its preparation and their conflict with the government over the terms of emancipation and related reforms, are the major subjects treated. The book shows in what circumstances the emancipation took place, and how the gentry were involved in the process. The undertaking of emancipation produced a political and social crisis which involved a serious threat to the autocratic regime, laid the foundations for the rise of constitutional liberalism in Russia, but destroyed the foundations of the gentry class.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521089197
(216mm x 140mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Terence Emmons
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The essays in this 1982 volume result from a conference held at Stanford University in 1978, assembled to assess the significance of the Russian zemstvo.
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A comparative history devoted to the revolutionary tradition in the West as it evolved over many centuries and reached its logical, though extreme, culmination in the Communist revolutions of the twentieth century.
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