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Description - Late Imperial Russia by Ian D. Thatcher

This volume offers a detailed examination of the stability of the late imperial regime in Russia. Students and scholars will appreciate the lively summaries of the latest scholarship in political, economic, social, cultural, and international history. Accessible yet insightful, contributions cover the historiography of complex topics such as peasants, workers, revolutionaries, foreign relations, and Nicholas II. In addition, there are original studies of some of the leading intellectuals of the time. The late imperial economy is examined through the writings of Tugan-Baranovsky. There is an account of M. N. Pokrovskii's radical interpretation of late imperial Russia's historical path of development. The state of the Russian theatre is studied through the lives of theatrical impresarios. Each chapter also highlights a unique interpretation, suggesting new lines of inquiry and research. This book will be compulsory reading for students of Russian and European history of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries seeking to better understand why Tsarism collapsed in 1917.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719067877
ISBN-10: 0719067871
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ian D. Thatcher

Ian D. Thatcher is Reader in Modern History at Brunel University

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