The Great Reforms: Autocracy, Bureaucracy, and the Politics of Change in Imperial Russia

By: Lincoln, W. Bruce

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3rd printing. 1990 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, [1], 281, [1] pp. The Great Reforms of the 1860s marked the broadest attempt at social and economic renovation to occur in Russia between the death of Peter the Great in 1725 and the Revolution of 1905. In just more than a decade, imperial reform acts freed Russia's serfs, restructured her courts, established institutions of local self-government in parts of the empire, altered the constraints that censorship imposed on the press, and transformed Russia's vast serf armed forces into a citizen army in which men from all classes bore equal responsibility for military service. This invaluable study explains why the legislation assumed the shape that it did and estimates what the Great Reforms ultimately accomplished. The Great Reforms offered readers a vital starting point from which to evaluate the prospects for glasnost', perestroika, and reform in the Gorbachev era.

Title: The Great Reforms: Autocracy, Bureaucracy, and the Politics of Change in Imperial Russia

Author: Lincoln, W. Bruce

Categories: Russian, Political Science,

Edition: 3rd Printing

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press: 1990

ISBN Number: 0875805493

ISBN Number 13: 9780875805498

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2283748

Keywords: HISTORY RUSSIAN BUREAUCRACY RUSSIA 18TH EIGHTEENTH 19TH CENTURY NINETEENTH 1700S 1800S BUREAUCRAT GOVERNMENT POLITICS POLITICAL CLIMATE ST. PETERSBURG,