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State Propaganda and Public Opinion during the Campaigns of 1828–1829

Alexander Bitis

in Russia and the Eastern Question: Army, Government and Society, 1815-1833

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263273
eISBN:
9780191734700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263273.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter, on public opinion, charts the growth and spread of nationalist sentiment in educated society during the Turkish war. It reveals the tension between the popular demand for unilateral, ... More


The Paradox of Overseas Colonialism for a Continental Empire

Ilya Vinkovetsky

in Russian America: An Overseas Colony of a Continental Empire, 1804-1867

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195391282
eISBN:
9780199894369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391282.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter analyzes the place of Russian America, aka Alaska under Russian rule, in the context of nineteenth-century Russian Empire and colonialism around the world. Overseas colonialism was not ... More


Russian America: An Overseas Colony of a Continental Empire, 1804-1867

Ilya Vinkovetsky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195391282
eISBN:
9780199894369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391282.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This is a book about Russian colonial practice in Alaska, aka Russian America, from the time that it was visited by Russia's first round-the-world voyage to the time that it was sold to the United ... More


Introduction: Nature's Bulwark

Charles King

in The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195177756
eISBN:
9780199870127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177756.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The introduction describes the geographical setting of the Caucasus, highlighting the region's diversity, from high mountains peaks to arid steppe. It discusses the major ethnic, linguistic, and ... More


‘Enlightened Despotism’: Autocracy, Faith, and Enlightenment in Eastern and South–Eastern Europe (1689–1755)

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter explores the philosophes’ responses to developments in the Russian empire. Newly forged western skills and ideas made exceptional and impressive progress in Muscovy before 1750 but only, ... More


A Pyrrhic Victory: The Russian Empire in 1848

David Saunders

in The Revolutions in Europe, 1848–1849: From Reform to Reaction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249978
eISBN:
9780191697852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249978.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Nicholas I positively welcomed the prospect of chaos in western and central Europe. He had invaded the Danubian principalities in 1848 and Hungary in 1849, and was holding the ring between Austria ... More


5. From Exile: Memories of Revolutionary Russia, 1903–1912

Francis Wcislo

in Tales of Imperial Russia: The Life and Times of Sergei Witte, 1849-1915

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199543564
eISBN:
9780191725104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543564.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter tells of a senior statesman in the Age of Empire, confronting in Russia what perhaps was the first of a series of 20th-century national and social revolutions. Following Russian military ... More


Introduction: in the Imperial State

Ekaterina Pravilova

in A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159058
eISBN:
9781400850266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159058.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. The book explores the development of the public sphere in the Russian Empire. It examines the shifting boundaries—in terms of ... More


Conclusion: The Meaning of 1867

Ilya Vinkovetsky

in Russian America: An Overseas Colony of a Continental Empire, 1804-1867

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195391282
eISBN:
9780199894369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391282.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Why did Russia sell Alaska? The conclusion examines Russia's decision to quit New World colonization, and how it was related to the themes of this book, including the weakness of Russia's overseas ... More


The Geography of Culture: The Expansion of Musical Life in the Provinces

Lynn M. Sargeant

in Harmony and Discord: Music and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735266
eISBN:
9780199894505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735266.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the role of the Russian Musical Society in fostering the expansion of musical institutions into the provinces. The expansion of musical life is tied to broader processes of ... More


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