Russia's Great Reforms, 1855-1881

Russia's Great Reforms, 1855-1881

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"[The book] succeeds remarkably in providing a multifaceted, yet interconnected, analysis of this signal era of modern Russian history and it is heartily recommended." -The HistorianThis volume, the work of an international group of scholars that includes historians from Russia, maps out the major landmarks in the conceptualization and implementation of the Great Reforms during the reign of Alexander II and proposes a variety of perspectives from which to view them.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 498.95g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253208610
  • 9780253208613
  • 935,124

About Ben Eklof

BEN EKLOF is Associate Professor of History at Indiana University and author of Russian Peasant Schools. JOHN BUSHNELL is Professor of History at Northwestern University and author of Mutiny amid Repression. LARISSA ZAKHAROVA is Professor of History at Moscow State University. Her numerous publications on the history of late Imperial Russia include Samoderzhavie i otmena krepostnogo prava v Rossii, 1856-1861.show more

Table of contents

Introductions: Ben EklofAbbreviationsI. The Great Reforms and the Historians since Stalin: Abbott GleasonPart I State and ReformII. Autocracy and the Reforms of 1861-1874 in Russia: Choosing Paths of DevelopmentLarissa Zakharova: Translated by Daniel FieldIII. The Year of JubileeDaniel FieldIV. Interest-Group Politics in the Era of the Great ReformsAlfred J. RieberV. The Meaning of the Great Reforms in Russian Economic HistoryPeter GatrellVI. A Neglected Great Reform: The Abolition of Tax Farming in RussiaDavid ChristianVII. The Russian Navy and the Problem of Technological Transfer: Technological Backwardness and Military-Industrial Development, 1853-1876Jacob W. KippVIII. Miliutin and the Balkan WarMilitary Reform vs. Military PerformanceJohn S. BushnellIX. Accountable Only to God and the Senate: Peace Mediators and the Great ReformsNatalia F. Ust'iantseva: Translated by Ben EklofX. Municipal Self-Government after the 1870 ReformValeriia A. Nardova: Translated by Lori A. CittiXI. Crowning the Edifice: The Zemstvo, Local Self-Government, and the Constitutional Movement, 1864-1881Fedor A. PetrowXII. Jurors and Jury Trials in Imperial Russia, 1866-1885Alexander K. Afanas'ev: Translated by Willard SunderlandXIII. Popular Legal Cultures: The St. Petersburg Mirovoi SudJoan NeubergerXIV. The University Statute of 1863: A ReconsidertionSamuel D. KassowXV. The Rise of Voluntary Associations during the Great Reforms: The Case of CharityAdele LindenmeyrBibliography: Abbott GleasonContributorsIndexshow more

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"[The book] succeeds remarkably in providing a multifaceted, yet interconnected, analysis of this signal era of modern Russian history and it is heartily recommended." The Historianshow more

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