Russian Economic History: The Nineteenth Century

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University of Chicago Press, Jan 4, 1989 - Business & Economics - 244 pages
Upon the foundation of his unique experience and education, the late Arcadius Kahan (1920-1982) built a substantial body of scholarship on all aspects of the tsarist economy. Yet some of his important contribution might well have been dissipated were it not for this collection, since many of these essays were often available only in isolated, obscure sources. This posthumous volume makes readily available for the first time ten of Kahan's essays, nine previously published in English and one in German, which serve to integrate his carefully developed picture of nineteenth-century Russian economic history. Kahan's remarkable vision forms a complement to the thought of Gerschenkron, and this volume is certain to become a valuable source for scholars and students of Russian and European economic and social history.
 

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Contents

The Russian Economy 18601913
1
Government Policies and the Industrialization of Russia
91
The Tsar Hunger in the Land of the Tsars
108
Notes on Serfdom in Western and Eastern Europe
145
Forms of Social Protest by the Agrarian Population in
157
Social Structure Public Policy and the Development of
168
Hereditary Workers Hypothesis and the Development of
179
Determinants of the Incidence of Literacy in Rural
186
Data for the Study of Russian History
199
Notes
229
Index
243
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