This new interpretation of the final years of Imperial Russia provides a clear and concise introduction to a critical period in the history of modern Russia. Professor Hutchinson outlines the key problems facing the Tsarist regime, and the attitudes of its Liberal critics and revolutionary enemies. In particular, he considers how the monarchy was able to withstand the uprisings of 1904-06, but failed in 1917. This important new study provides an analysis of social, as well as political developments, and concludes with a brief historiographical essay which draws together alternative interpretations of the final years of the Tsars.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Background. 1. Russia in the Late 19th Century. Part Two: Descriptive Analysis. 2. The 1890s: Hunger Sets the Agenda. 3. The Dawn of the New Century 1899-1904. 4. Russia in Turmoil 1904- 1907. 5. Revival of Nerve 1907-1914. 6. `Fateful Years' 1914 - 1917. Part Three: Assessment. 7. Late Imperial Russia and the Historians. Part Four: Documents. Glossary. Chronology of Events. Guide to Characters. Maps. Bibliography. Index.