Readings in Russian Civilization, Volume 2: Imperial Russia, 1700-1917, Volume 2

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Thomas Riha
University of Chicago Press, Feb 15, 2009 - History - 294 pages
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"This new and enlarged version of Readings in Russian Civilization is the result of fairly extensive revisions. There are now 72 instead of 64 items; 20 of the selections are new. The first volume has undergone the least change with 3 new items, of which 2 appear in English for the first time. In the second volume there are 6 new items; all of them appear in English for the first time. The third volume has undergone the greatest revision, with 11 new items, of which 6 are newly translated from the Russian. It is the editor's hope that items left out in the new edition will not be sorely missed, and that the new selections will turn out to be useful and illuminating. The aim, throughout, has been to cover areas of knowledge and periods which had been neglected in the first edition, and to include topics which are important in the study of the Russian past and present.

"The bibliographical headnotes have been enlarged, with the result that there are now approximately twice as many entries as in the old edition. New citations include not only works which have appeared since 1963, but also older books and articles which have come to the editor's attention."—From the Editor's Preface

". . . a judicious combination of seminal works and more recent commentaries that achieves the editor's purpose of stimulating curiosity and developing a point of view."—C. Bickford O'Brien, The Russian Review

"These three volumes cover quite well the main periods of Russian civilization. The choice of the articles and other material is made by a competent and unbiased scholar."—Ivan A. Lopatin, Professor of Asian and Slavic Studies, University of Southern California
 

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Contents

19 Lomonosov
238
20 Catherine the Greats Instructions
252
21The Legislative Commision of 1767
256
22 A Journey from St Petersburg to Moscow
261
23 Memoir on Ancient and Modern Russia
280
24 The Decembrists
295
25 Apology of a Madman
303
26 Letter to Gogol
315
34 The Falsehood of Democracy
390
35 Russian Liberals
402
36 Industrial Workers in the 1880s
409
37 An Economic Policy for the Empire
416
38 The National Problem in Russia
430
39 The Speech from the Throne
445
40 The Governments Declaration to the First Duma
450
41 We Need a Great Russia
456

27 Young Moscow
321
28 What is Oblomovism?
332
29 Going to the People
344
30 From a Village Diary
358
31 Killing an Emperor
368
32 A Slavophile Statement
378
33 The Slav Role in World Civilization
383
42 Memorandum to Nicholas II
465
43 The Nature of Imperial Russian Society
479
Chronology
xvii
Correlation Tables
xxiii
Index
xxix
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