The End of Imperial Russia, 1855–1917

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 pressu...

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Main Author: Waldron, Peter
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London Macmillan Education UK 1997, 1997
Series:European History in Perspective
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary: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
Physical Description:VIII, 189 p online resource
ISBN:9781349254835