Governing Tsarist Russia

Author: Peter Waldron

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333717172

Category: History

Page: 256

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The Tsarist Empire posed unique problems to its rulers. Peter Waldron examines the challenges that faced them in terms of geography, culture, finance and military power, analysing the sources of the Russian Empire's strength and the reasons why--when other European monarchies were forced to surrender authority--the tsars were able to maintain their unlimited power for so long.
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A Generation of Revolutionaries

Nikolai Charushin and Russian Populism from the Great Reforms to Perestroika

Author: Ben Eklof,Tatiana Saburova

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253031257

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Nikolai Charushin’s memoirs of his experience as a member of the revolutionary populist movement in Russia are familiar to historians, but A Generation of Revolutionariesprovides a broader and more engaging look at the lives and relationships beyond these memoirs.It shows how, after years of incarceration, Charushin and friends thrived in Siberian exile, raising children and contributing to science and culture there. While Charushin’s memoirs end with his return to European Russia, this sweeping biography follows this group as they engaged in Russia’s fin de siècle society, took part in the 1917 revolution, and struggled in its aftermath. A Generation of Revolutionaries provides vibrant and deeply personal insights into the turbulent history of Russia from the Great Reforms to the era of Stalinism and beyond. In doing so, it tells the story of a remarkable circle of friends whose lives balanced love, family and career with exile, imprisonment, and revolution.
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War and Revolution in Russia, 1914-22

The Collapse of Tsarism and the Establishment of Soviet Power

Author: Christopher Read

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137295686

Category: History

Page: 264

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The First World War unleashed a powerful, transforming, destructive storm across the European continent. Its consequences were felt as harshly in Russia as anywhere else in the world. A spiral of chaos and violence erupted, continuing to reign throughout years of revolution and civil war. Leading expert Christopher Read presents a cutting-edge, highly readable introduction to Russia's crisis years. Read synthesises a wealth of newly available material and treats the period 1914-22 as a whole in order to contextualise and better understand the events of 1917 and their impact. As he examines the multiple revolutions, Read asks how and why the Bolsheviks were able to survive the storm, eventually taking over the world's largest country.
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A/AS Level History for AQA Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855–1964 Student Book

Author: Robert Francis,Hannah Dalton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107531152

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the AQA 2015 A/AS Level History. Written for the AQA A/AS Level History specifications for first teaching from 2015, this print Student Book covers the Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855-1964 Breadth component. Completely matched to the new AQA specification, this full-colour Student Book provides valuable background information to contextualise the period of study. Supporting students in developing their critical thinking, research and written communication skills, it also encourages them to make links between different time periods, topics and historical themes.
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The End of Imperial Russia, 1855–1917

Author: Peter Waldron

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349254835

Category: Economics

Page: 200

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This book explores the long-term reasons for the demise of Imperial Russia, examining the failure of the autocratic state to strengthen its own political position while economic change transformed Russian society. It seeks to explain its debilitating internal tensions and to link these to the pressures exerted by Russia's repeated failure in war and by the empire's continuing expansion. Lastly, it analyzes what led to Russia being governed, only eight months after the collapse of Tsarism, by the Bolsheviks' revolutionary regime.
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The Long European Reformation

Religion, Political Conflict, and the Search for Conformity, 1350-1750

Author: Peter G. Wallace

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113726540X

Category: History

Page: 296

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Peter G. Wallace adeptly interweaves the influential events of the early modern religious reformation with the transformations of political institutions, socio-economic structures, gender relations, and cultural values throughout Europe. In this established study, Wallace: * examines the European Reformation as a long-term process * reconnects the classic sixteenth-century religious struggles with the political and religious pressures confronting late medieval Christianity * argues that the resolutions proposed by reformers, such as Luther, were not fully realised for most Christians until the early eighteenth century. Incorporating the latest research, the second edition of this essential text now features a new chapter on the Reformation and Islam, expanded discussion of gender issues, and a helpful glossary.
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Imperial Russia, 1801-1905

Author: Tim Chapman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415231094

Category: History

Page: 149

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Written specifically for the A level student, this book is a highly accessible introduction to the period, organised chronologically and looking at each tsar's reign in turn, comparing and contrasting them.
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Imperial Russia's Muslims

Author: Mustafa Tuna

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107032490

Category: History

Page: 288

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Investigates the entangled transformations of Russia's Muslim communities from the late eighteenth century through to the First World War. Drawing from a wealth of Russian and Turkish sources, Mustafa Tuna surveys the transformation of Imperial Russia's oldest Muslim community: the Volga-Ural Muslims.
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