The Cambridge History of Russia: Volume 2, Imperial Russia, 1689-1917

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Maureen Perrie, Dominic Lieven, Ronald Grigor Suny
Cambridge University Press, Aug 17, 2006 - History - 765 pages
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The second volume of The Cambridge History of Russia covers the imperial period (1689-1917). It encompasses political, economic, social, cultural, diplomatic, and military history. All the major Russian social groups have separate chapters and the volume also includes surveys on the non-Russian peoples and the government's policies towards them. It addresses themes such as women, law, the Orthodox Church, the police and the revolutionary movement. The volume's seven chapters on diplomatic and military history, and on Russia's evolution as a great power, make it the most detailed study of these issues available in English. The contributors come from the USA, UK, Russia and Germany: most are internationally recognised as leading scholars in their fields, and some emerging younger academics engaged in cutting-edge research have also been included. No other single volume in any language offers so comprehensive, expert and up-to-date an analysis of Russian history in this period.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
EMPIRE
9
tsarist nationalities policy
27
Geographies of imperial identity
45
Russian culture in the eighteenth century
67
Ukrainians and Poles
165
Jews
184
The elites
227
Provincial and local government
449
Peter the Great and the Northern War
489
24 Russian foreign policy 17251815
504
NIKOLAI AFONIN
575
PART VII
591
Russian workers and revolution
617
Police and revolutionaries 63 7
637
Bibliography
670

Church people and politics in Imperial Russia
284
Law the judicial system and the legal profession
344
GOVERNMENT
429

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About the author (2006)

Dominic Lieven, a former Kennedy scholar at Harvard University, is professor of Russian government at the London School of Economics.