Hans Rogger's study of Russia under the last two Tsars takes as its starting point what the Russians themselves saw as the central issue confronting their nation: the relationship between state and society, and its effects on politics, economics and class in these critical years.
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Chapter one: Prologue.
Chapter two: Tsar, autocrat and emperor.
Chapter three: Corridors of power: the Tsar's ministers.
Chapter four: Bureaucrats, policemen and public servants.
Chapter five: Peasants and nobles: the problems of rural Russia.
Chapter six: Progress and poverty.
Chapter seven: Politics and revolution.
Chapter eightEmpire abroad: foreign policy till 1905.
Chapter nine: Empire at home: the non-Russians.
Chapter ten: The ambiguous revolution.
Chapter eleven: Hopes and fears: 1907-1914.
Chapter twelve: The last act: July 1914- February 1917.
Chapter thirteen: Epilogue: February to October 1917.