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1st Edition

Russia in the Age of Reaction and Reform 1801-1881

ISBN 9780582489783
Published November 2, 1992 by Routledge
400 Pages

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Book Description

This eagerly awaited study of Russia under Alexander I, Nicholas I and Alexander II -- the Russia of War and Peace and Anna Karenina -- brings the series near to completion. David Saunders examines Russia's failure to adapt to the era of reform and democracy ushered into the rest of Europe by the French Revolution. Why, despite so much effort, did it fail? This is a superb book, both as a portrait of an age and as a piece of sustained historical analysis.

Table of Contents

1.The enigmatic Tsar, his friends, and his inheritance. 2. Russia and the Napoleonic wars; constitutions, congresses and classes under Alexander I. 3. The Decembrist Movement. 4. The administrative and social policy of Nicholas I. 5. The emergence of the Russian intelligentsia; the Russian bear. 6. The politics of emancipation; in the wake of emancipation. 7. Russia and Europe; populism.

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