Synopses & Reviews
Imperial Russia: A Reference Handbook
provides an accessible reference tool for students, researchers, historians, and Russian history enthusiasts. It covers the period from Ivan IV to the death of Nicholas II. There are chronologies for each of the reigns and the handbook covers important political and administrative changes, the influence of West, religion, serfdom, and economic progress. Wars and international relations are succinctly explained as the rise of radicalism and the revolutions of 1905 and 1917. Other sections deal with education, the arts, law, press and censorship. There are biographies, a glossary, a bibliography, maps, and an index.
About the Author
John Paxton was the Editor of The Statesman's Year Book
from 1969 to 1990.
Table of Contents
Tsars and Important Advisors and Ministers * Problems of Dynastic Succession * Political Chronologies * The Influence of the West * Political and Administrative Changes in Imperial Russia * Religion * Serfdom in Imperial Russia * Social and Economic Progress * Rise of Radicalism * International Relations and the Expansion of Russia Overseas * Education and the Arts * Law, Crime and Punishment * Press and Censorship * Biographies * Glossary * Bibliography