The End of Imperial Russia, 1855–1917

Author: Peter Waldron
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349254835
Category: Economics
Page: 200
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This book explores the long-term reasons for the demise of Imperial Russia, examining the failure of the autocratic state to strengthen its own political position while economic change transformed Russian society. It seeks to explain its debilitating internal tensions and to link these to the pressures exerted by Russia's repeated failure in war and by the empire's continuing expansion. Lastly, it analyzes what led to Russia being governed, only eight months after the collapse of Tsarism, by the Bolsheviks' revolutionary regime.

Governing Tsarist Russia

Author: Peter Waldron
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333717172
Category: History
Page: 256
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The Tsarist Empire posed unique problems to its rulers. Peter Waldron examines the challenges that faced them in terms of geography, culture, finance and military power, analysing the sources of the Russian Empire's strength and the reasons why--when other European monarchies were forced to surrender authority--the tsars were able to maintain their unlimited power for so long.

A/AS Level History for AQA Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855–1964 Student Book

Author: Robert Francis,Hannah Dalton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107531152
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the AQA 2015 A/AS Level History. Written for the AQA A/AS Level History specifications for first teaching from 2015, this print Student Book covers the Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855-1964 Breadth component. Completely matched to the new AQA specification, this full-colour Student Book provides valuable background information to contextualise the period of study. Supporting students in developing their critical thinking, research and written communication skills, it also encourages them to make links between different time periods, topics and historical themes.

Europe's Long Twelfth Century

Order, Anxiety and Adaptation, 1095-1229
Author: John D. Cotts
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137296089
Category: History
Page: 256
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Between 1095 and 1229, Western Europe confronted a series of alternative cultural possibilities that would fundamentally transform its social structures, its intellectual life, and its very identity. It was a period of difficult decisions and anxiety rather than a triumphant 'renaissance'. In this fresh reassessment of the twelfth century, John D. Cotts: • shows how new social, economic and religious options challenged Europeans to re-imagine their place in the world • provides an overview of political life and detailed examples of the original thought and religious enthusiasm of the time • presents the Crusades as the century's defining movement. Ideal for students and scholars alike, this is an essential overview of a pivotal era in medieval history that arguably paved the way for a united Europe.

The Medieval Papacy

Author: Brett Edward Whalen
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137374780
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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During the Middle Ages, the popes of Rome claimed both spiritual authority and worldly powers, vying with emperors for supremacy, ruling over the Papal States, and legislating the norms of Christian society. They also faced profound challenges to their proclaimed primacy over Christendom. The Medieval Papacy explores the unique role that the Roman Church and its papal leadership played in the historical development of medieval Europe. Brett Edward Whalen pays special attention to the religious, intellectual and political significance of the papacy from the first century through to the Reformation in the sixteenth century. Ideal for students, scholars and general readers alike, this approachable survey helps us to understand the origins of an idea and institution that continue to shape our modern world.


Author: Geoffrey Swain
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137335513
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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This concise, approachable introduction to Khrushchev explores the innovative theme of Khrushchev as reformer, arguing that the 'bumbling' nature of those reforms only partly reflected Khrushchev's uncertainty about how to act. Swain provides a cogent account of Khrushchev's political career and of his wider role in Soviet and world politics.

Beyond Calvin

The Intellectual, Political and Cultural World of Europe's Reformed Churches, c. 1540-1620
Author: Graeme Murdock
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137197161
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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An international community of Reformed churches emerged during the sixteenth century. Although attempts were made by Calvinists to reach agreement over key beliefs, and to establish uniformity in patterns of worship and church government, there were continuing divisions over some ideas and differences between local practices of moral discipline and religious life. However, Reformed intellectuals developed common ideas about rights of resistance against tyrants, communities prayed, fasted and donated money to aid brethren in distress, and many Calvinists across the Continent developed a strong sense of collective identity. Beyond Calvin considers the Reformed churches of Europe in an international and comparative context from around 1540 to 1620. Graeme Murdock: - discusses how Calvinism operated as an international movement by looking at links between Reformed churches, communities and states - explains what Reformed churches across the Continent stood for - focuses on how Calvinists sought to purify the practice of Christian religion, and to renew European politics, society and culture - examines both the strengths and limits of the international Reformed community

Empire Europe?

Die EU im Licht neuer Imperiumstheorien
Author: Philipp Hofmann
Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 3828856411
Category: Political Science
Page: 135
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Die Europäische Union steht innerhalb des internationalen Systems seit geraumer Zeit im Fokus der Diskussion um innovative politische Ordnungs- bzw. Herrschaftsmodelle. Dabei nimmt zunehmend die Idee einer neuen imperialen Ordnung im Rahmen der EU Gestalt an. Sie steht im Widerspruch zu etablierten Ordnungskonzepten, die die EU auf dem Weg zum Staatenbund oder europäischen Einheitsstaat sehen. Philipp Hofmann widmet sich vier zentralen Beiträgen der "neuen Imperiumstheorien" aus der Governance-Perspektive. Dazu macht er die Qualität der EU als Imperium nicht vornehmlich in einer nach außen gerichteten Zwangsordnung fest, sondern an ihrer nach innen gerichteten Herrschaftsordnung. Nach Verortung jener Steuerungs- und Regelungs-Mechanismen, in denen sich imperiale Herrschaft widerspiegelt, identifiziert der Autor Anknüpfungspunkte von der imperialen Governance zur Multi-Level Governance der EU. Als Fallbeispiele zur Sprache kommen dabei die neuen EU-Entscheidungsregeln nach dem Lissabonvertrag sowie die Formung und Umsetzung der letzten Stufe der Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion.

Hundert Jahre Revolution

Russland und das 20. Jahrhundert
Author: Orlando Figes
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446248684
Category: History
Page: 400
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Eine glänzend geschriebene Geschichte Sowjetrusslands – von den Wurzeln des Bolschewismus bis zum Putsch gegen Gorbatschow 1991. Laut Orlando Figes erstreckt sich die Wirkung der Russischen Revolution von 1917 über die Jahrzehnte der Diktatur bis in die Gegenwart. So waren die Sowjetführer bis zuletzt überzeugt, dass sie die von Lenin begonnene Revolution fortsetzten und auf ihre Ziele hinarbeiteten: eine kommunistische Gesellschaft des materiellen Überflusses für das Proletariat und ein neuer kollektiver Menschentyp. In einem historischen Moment, da in Russland unter Putin die autoritäre Staatstradition wiederauflebt, liefert Figes eine überzeugende Interpretation des russischen 20. Jahrhunderts.

The Tsarist Economy

Author: Peter Gatrell
Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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A History of Russia: To 1917

Author: Walter Moss
Publisher: Anthem Press
Category: History
Page: 632
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This new edition retains the features of the first edition that made it a popular choice in universities and colleges throughout the US, Canada and around the world. Moss's accessible history includes full treatment of everyday life, the role of women, rural life, law, religion, literature and art. In addition, it provides many other features that have proven successful, including: a well-organized and clearly written text, references to varying historical perspectives, numerous illustrations and maps, fully updated bibliographies accompanying each chapter as well as a general bibliography, a glossary, and chronological and genealogical lists.

Die arme Lisa

Author: Nikolaj M. Karamzin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150078617
Page: 76
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Im Herzen Europas

Geschichte Polens
Author: Norman Davies
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406467097
Category: Poland
Page: 505
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Forge of Empires

Three Revolutionary Statesmen and the World They Made, 1861-1871
Author: Michael Knox Beran
Publisher: Free Press
Category: History
Page: 496
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Documents the efforts of Abraham Lincoln, Germany's Otto Von Bismarck, and Russia's Alexander II to forge the three super-powers that would dominate the twentieth century, in an account that traces the dramatic social changes that occurred throughout each region. 35,000 first printing.