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Social identity in imperial Russia
How did enlightened Russians of the eighteenth century understand society? And how did they reconcile their professed ideals of equality and justice with the authoritarian political structures in
The groups between: raznochintsy, intelligentsia, professionals
The multiplicity of economic, service and protoprofessional subgroups that made up the raznochintsy highlighted both the complicated structure of Russia's 'groups between' and the desire of the
Structures of Society: Imperial Russia's "People of Various Ranks"
A category of persons best defined by what they were not, the "raznochintsy" "people of various ranks" or "people of diverse origins" inhabited the shifting social territory between nobles and serfs
By the Banks of the Neva: Chapters from the Lives and Careers of the British in Eighteenth-Century Russia
List of illustrations Note on Russian dates Preface Introduction 1. The colony by the banks of the Neva 2. Factory matters and 'the honourable of the Earth' 3. 'In Anglorum templo': the English
By the Banks of the Neva: Chapters from the Lives and Careers of the British in Eighteenth-Century Russia
List of illustrations Note on Russian dates Preface Introduction 1. The colony by the banks of the Neva 2. Factory matters and 'the honourable of the Earth' 3. 'In Anglorum templo': the English
From Serf to Russian Soldier
Here is the first social history devoted to the common soldier in the Russian army during the first half of the 19th-century--an examination of soldiers as a social class and the army as a social
Legal Identity and the Possession of Serfs in Imperial Russia*
Political histories of imperial Russia have long recognized that until the creation of an elected legislative assembly in 1906, rulers were expected to observe the law, though they also could change
Russian Legal Culture and the Rule of Law
Historians suspicious of absolutist political models have in recent decades drawn attention to the effectiveness of legal institutions in Muscovite and imperial Russia. This attention has produced a
Russian Perspectives on European Order: ‘Review of the Year 1819’
Across the European continent the Congress of Vienna (1814–1815) marked the end of a quarter century of revolutionary upheaval, vicious warfare and sophisticated diplomacy. A melange of old and new
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