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

  title={The Great Reforms: Autocracy, Bureaucracy, and the Politics of Change in Imperial Russia},
  author={William Bruce Lincoln},
  • W. Lincoln
  • Published 1990
  • Political Science, History, Economics
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… 

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