The Empire of the Czar, or Observations on the Social, Political, and Religious State and Prospects of Russia, Vol. 2 of 3 : Made During a Journey Through That Empire (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Empire of the Czar, or Observations on the Social, Political, and Religious State and Prospects of Russia, Vol. 2 of 3: Made During a Journey Through That Empire When the emperor opens his palace to the pri vileged peasants and the chosen burghers whom he admits twice a year to the honour of paying their court he does not say to the labourer or the tradesman, You are a man like myself, but he says to the great lord, You are a slave like them, and I, your God, soar equally above you a Such is (all political fiction aside) the moral meaning of the fete: it is this which, in my opinion, spoils it. As a spectator, I remarked that it pleased the sovereign and the serfs, much more than the professed courtiers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 366 pages
- 152 x 229 x 19mm | 490g
- 10 Feb 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 2 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white