The City in Late Imperial Russia

The City in Late Imperial Russia

Distribution: World
Publication date: 07/22/1986
Format: Hardback 39 b&w photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-31370-6
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... 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.

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction
Michael F. Hamm

2. Moscow
From Big Villiage to Metropolis
Joseph Bradley

3. Between Old and New
St. Petersburg in the Late Imperial Era
James H. Bater

4. Continuity and Change in Late Imperial Kiev
Michael F. Hamm

5. Warsaw
Poles and Jews in a Conquered City
Stephen D. Corrsin

6. Riga
Growth, Conflict, and the Limitations of Good Government, 1850-1914
Anders Henriksson

7. Odessa and the Problem of Urban Modernization
Frederick W. Skinner

8. Tiflis
Crucible of Ethnic Politics, 1860-1905
Ronald Grigor Suny

9. Baku
Transformation of a Muslim Town
Audrey Altstadt-Mirhadi

10. Urban Revolution in the Late Russian Empire
Daniel R. Brower

List of Contributors
Illustrations between pp. 151 and 176