The Modernisation of Russia, 1676-1825


Author: Simon Dixon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521379618
Category: History
Page: 267
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This is the first book to place Russia's 'long' eighteenth century squarely in its European context. The conceptual framework is set out in an opening critique of modernisation which, while rejecting its linear implications, maintains its focus on the relationship between government, economy and society. Following a chronological introduction, a series of thematic chapters (covering topics such as finance and taxation, society, government and politics, culture, ideology, and economy) emphasise the ways in which Russia's international ambitions as an emerging great power provoked administrative and fiscal reforms with wide-ranging (and often unanticipated) social consequences. This thematic analysis allows Simon Dixon to demonstrate that the more the tsars tried to modernise their state, the more backward their empire became. A chronology and critical bibliography are also provided to allow students to discover more about this colourful period of Russian history.

Russian History

Histoire Russe
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Russia
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Slavic Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electronic journals
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Student to CEO


Author: Simon Dixon
Publisher: Ecademy Press
ISBN: 1907722181
Category: Banks and banking
Page: 160
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Dixon reveals 97 ways a college student or graduate can influence his or her way to the top in banking and finance.

Bank to the Future

Protect Your Future Before Governments Go Bust
Author: Simon Dixon
Publisher: Searching Finance Limited
ISBN: 9781907720376
Category: Banks and banking
Page: 304
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Dixon explains the new rules of business and how they can be used to overcome the problems caused by the seven highly disruptive new technologies that are changing the rules of work.

The Russian Revolution, 1917


Author: Rex A. Wade
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107130328
Category: History
Page: 356
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Rex A. Wade presents an essential overview of the Russian Revolution from its beginning in February 1917, through the numerous political crises under Kerensky, to the victory of Lenin and the Bolsheviks in the October Revolution. This thoroughly revised and expanded third edition introduces students to new approaches to the Revolution's political history and clears away many of the myths and misconceptions that have clouded studies of the period. It also gives due space to the social history of the Revolution, incorporating people and places too often left out of the story, including women, national minority peoples, peasantry, and front soldiers. The third edition has been updated to include new scholarship on topics such as the coming of the Revolution and the beginning of Bolshevik rule, as well as the Revolution's cultural context. This highly readable book is an invaluable guide to one of the most important events of modern history.

The European Revolutions, 1848–1851


Author: Jonathan Sperber
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139445900
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Reaching from the Atlantic to Ukraine, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, the revolutions of 1848 brought millions of people across the European continent into political life. Nationalist aspirations, social issues and feminist demands coming to the fore in the mid-century revolutions would reverberate in continental Europe until 1914 and beyond. Yet the new regimes established then proved ephemeral, succumbing to counter-revolution. In this second edition, Jonathan Sperber has updated and expanded his study of the European Revolutions between 1848–1851. Emphasizing the socioeconomic background to the revolutions, and the diversity of political opinions and experiences of participants, the book offers an inclusive narrative of the revolutionary events and a structural analysis of the reasons for the revolutions' ultimate failure. A wide-reaching conclusion and a detailed bibliography make the book ideal both for classroom use and for a general reader wishing a better knowledge of this major historical event.

Book review digest


Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books
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Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe


Author: Mary Lindemann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521425921
Category: History
Page: 300
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Concise and accessible introduction to health and healing in Europe from 1500 to 1800.

Gender and Poverty in Nineteenth-Century Europe


Author: Rachel Ginnis Fuchs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521621021
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 267
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This book, first published in 2005, is a major history of the dramatic and enduring changes in the daily lives of poor European women and men in the nineteenth century. Rachel G. Fuchs conveys the extraordinary difficulties facing the destitute from England to Russia, paying particular attention to the texture of women's everyday lives. She shows their strength as they attempted to structure a life and set of relationships within a social order, culture, community, and the law. Within a climate of calamities, the poor relied on their own resourcefulness and community connections where the boundaries between the private and public were indistinguishable, and on a system of exchange and reciprocity to help them fashion their culture of expediencies. This accessible synthesis introduces readers to conflicting interpretations of major historic developments and evaluates those interpretations. It will be essential reading for students of women's and gender studies, urban history and social and family history.

Revolution and Reform in Russia and Iran

Modernisation and Politics in Revolutionary States
Author: Ghoncheh Tazmini
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848855540
Category: History
Page: 302
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph.D--University of Kent, Canterbury).

Partisan Politics, Divided Government, and the Economy


Author: Alberto Alesina,Howard Rosenthal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521436205
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
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This book explores how the political process in the United States influences the economy and how economic conditions influence electoral results. It explains how the interaction between the President and Congress lead to the formulation of macroeconomic policy and how the American voters achieve moderation by balancing the two institutions. Fluctuations in economic growth are shown to depend on the results of elections and, conversely, electoral results to depend on the state of the economy. The final chapter of the book establishes striking similarities between the American political economy and other industrial democracies.

Canadian-American Slavic Studies


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Europe, Eastern
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Newsletter


Author: Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Russia
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Forthcoming Books


Author: Rose Arny
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
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The Palgrave Handbook of Textbook Studies


Author: Eckhardt Fuchs,Annekatrin Bock
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137531428
Category: Education
Page: 432
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This volume examines the present status and future trends of textbook studies. Cutting-edge essays by leading experts and emerging scholars explore the field’s theories, methodologies, and topics with the goal of generating debate and providing new perspectives. The Georg Eckert Institute’s unique transdisciplinary focus on international textbook research has shaped this handbook, which explores the history of the discipline, the production processes and contexts that influence textbooks, the concepts they incorporate, how this medium itself is received and future trends. The book maps and discusses approaches based in cultural studies as well as in the social and educational sciences in addition to contemporary methodologies used in the field. The book aims to become the central interdisciplinary reference for textbook researchers, students, and educational practitioners.

Pattern and Repertoire in History


Author: Bertrand M. ROEHNER,Tony Syme,Bertrand M Roehner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674042840
Category: History
Page: 432
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The aim of this book is to analyze clusters of similar "elementary" occurrences that serve as the building blocks of more global events. Making connections between seemingly unrelated case studies, Roehner and Syme apply scientific methodology to the analysis of history. Their book identifies the recurring patterns of behavior that shape the histories of different countries separated by vast stretches of time and space. Taking advantage of a broad wealth of historical evidence, the authors decipher what may be seen as a kind of genetic code of history.

History of the Catholic Church From the Renaissance to the French Revolution (Complete)


Author: Rev. James MacCaffrey
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465526730
Category:
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Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Europe
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A Guide to the Study and Use of Military History


Author: John E. Jessup
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160873263
Category: Military history
Page: 507
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