“ . . . one of the most coherent and unified collaborative works in the field of Russian history.” —American Historical Review
“This book excels in capturing the colors, tastes, sounds, and smells of Imperial Russia’s rapidly growing, ethnically divided cities . . . ” —Journal of Interdisciplinary History
“ . . . must reading for those interested in Russian urban and social history.” —Slavic Review
“This is a rich and informative book . . . ” —Journal of Social History
From the Great Reforms that began in the 1860s to the revolutions of 1917, the Russian Empire experienced a period of explosive urban growth. This unique and important volume examines the changes it brought in eight of the Empire’s largest cities.