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Imperial Russia, 1700-1917 #2: Readings in Russian Civilization, Volume 2: Imperial Russia, 1700-1917

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"This new and enlarged version of Readings in Russian Civilization is the result of fairly extensive revisions. There are now 72 instead of 64 items; 20 of the selections are new. The first volume has undergone the least change with 3 new items, of which 2 appear in English for the first time. In the second volume there are 6 new items; all of them appear in English for the first time. The third volume has undergone the greatest revision, with 11 new items, of which 6 are newly translated from the Russian. It is the editor's hope that items left out in the new edition will not be sorely missed, and that the new selections will turn out to be useful and illuminating. The aim, throughout, has been to cover areas of knowledge and periods which had been neglected in the first edition, and to include topics which are important in the study of the Russian past and present.

"The bibliographical headnotes have been enlarged, with the result that there are now approximately twice as many entries as in the old edition. New citations include not only works which have appeared since 1963, but also older books and articles which have come to the editor's attention."—From the Editor's Preface

". . . a judicious combination of seminal works and more recent commentaries that achieves the editor's purpose of stimulating curiosity and developing a point of view."—C. Bickford O'Brien, The Russian Review

"These three volumes cover quite well the main periods of Russian civilization. The choice of the articles and other material is made by a competent and unbiased scholar."—Ivan A. Lopatin, Professor of Asian and Slavic Studies, University of Southern California

Synopsis:

In selecting the readings for these volumes, I was guided by several considerations. The selection, first of all, was to be important for the period of Russian history under consideration. Second, it was to lend itself fairly easily to class analysis--if possible, by the discussion method. This meant that polemics were preferable to descriptions, though I could not, and indeed did not wish to, manage without the latter. The selection was to stimulate curiosity to the point where the reader would wish to pursue the subject further.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Acknowledgments

18. Russia Under Peter the Great by John Perry

19. Lomonosov by Boris Menshutkin

20. Catherine the Great's "Instructions"

21. The Legislative Commission of 1767 by Sergei Solov'ev

22. A Journey From St. Petersburg to Moscow by Alexander Radishchev

23. Memoir on Ancient and Modern Russia by Nicholas Karamzin

24. The Decembrists

25. Apology of a Madman by Peter Chaadaev

26. Letter to Gogol by Vissarion Belinsky

27. Young Moscow by Alexander Herzen

28. What Is Oblomovism? by Nikolai Dobrolyubov

29. Going to the People by Katerina Breshkovskaia

30. From a Village Diary by Gleb Uspenskii

31. Killing an Emperor by David Footman

32. A Slavophile Statement by Ivan Aksakov

33. The Slav Role in World Civilization by Nikolai Danilevsky

34. The Falsehood of Democracy by Konstantin Pobedonostsev

35. Russian Liberals by Paul Milyukov

36. Industrial Workers in the 1880's

37. An Economic Policy for the Empire by Sergei Witte

38. The National Problem in Russia by Richard Pipes

39. The Speech from the Throne by Nicholas II

40. The Government's Declaration to the First Duma

41. We Need a Great Russia by Peter Stolypin

42. Memorandum to Nicholas II by Peter Durnovo

43. The Nature of Imperial Russian Society by Cyril Black; Hugh Seton-Watson

Chronology

Correlation Tables

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226718552
Editor:
Riha, Thomas
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Editor:
Riha, Thomas
Author:
Riha, Thomas
Subject:
General
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
Travel-Russia
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Imperial Russia, 1700-1917
Series Volume:
2
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
294
Dimensions:
8.99x6.08x.62 in. .80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In selecting the readings for these volumes, I was guided by several considerations. The selection, first of all, was to be important for the period of Russian history under consideration. Second, it was to lend itself fairly easily to class analysis--if possible, by the discussion method. This meant that polemics were preferable to descriptions, though I could not, and indeed did not wish to, manage without the latter. The selection was to stimulate curiosity to the point where the reader would wish to pursue the subject further.
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