The City in Late Imperial Russia

The City in Late Imperial Russia

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From the Great Reforms that began in the 1860s to the revolutions of 1917, the Russian Empire experienced a period of explosive urban growth. This unique and important volume examines the changes it brought in eight of the Empire's largest cities.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 388 pages
  • 157.5 x 228.6 x 27.9mm | 703.08g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0253313708
  • 9780253313706

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"... one of the most coherent and unified collaborative works in the field of Russian history." American Historical Review "This book excels in capturing the colors, tastes, sounds, and smells of Imperial Russia's rapidly growing, ethnically divided cities ... " Journal of Interdisciplinary History " ... must reading for those interested in Russian urban and social history." Slavic Review "This is a rich and informative book ..." Journal of Social Historyshow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments 1. Introduction Michael F. Hamm 2. Moscow From Big Villiage to Metropolis Joseph Bradley 3. Between Old and New St. Petersburg in the Late Imperial Era James H. Bater 4. Continuity and Change in Late Imperial Kiev Michael F. Hamm 5. Warsaw Poles and Jews in a Conquered City Stephen D. Corrsin 6. Riga Growth, Conflict, and the Limitations of Good Government, 1850-1914 Anders Henriksson 7. Odessa and the Problem of Urban Modernization Frederick W. Skinner 8. Tiflis Crucible of Ethnic Politics, 1860-1905 Ronald Grigor Suny 9. Baku Transformation of a Muslim Town Audrey Altstadt-Mirhadi 10. Urban Revolution in the Late Russian Empire Daniel R. Brower Bibliography List of Contributors Index Illustrations between pp. 151 and 176show more