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Russia from the Death of Nicholas I to the Abdication of Nicholas II, 1855–1917

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

in Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the events that took place after the death of Nicholas I. It narrates that Nicholas I passed his throne to his son, Alexander II, and instructed him to liberate the serfs. It ... More


Tynedale: Power, Society and Identities, c. 1200–1296

Keith Stringer

in Border Liberties and Loyalties: North-East England, c. 1200 to c. 1400

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632787
eISBN:
9780748651405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632787.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Tynedale has good claims to be regarded as one of the greatest liberties in the medieval British Isles, and it was certainly the largest and most privileged secular ‘franchise’ in the far North of ... More


The Move to Canterbury

H. E. J. COWDREY

in Lanfranc: Scholar, Monk, Archbishop

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259601
eISBN:
9780191717406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259601.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the ecclesiastical background to Lanfranc's becoming Archbishop of Canterbury. In a letter probably of early 1073, Lanfranc testified to his long and stubborn resistance in ... More


Russia

R. D. Anderson

in European Universities from the Enlightenment to 1914

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206606
eISBN:
9780191717307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206606.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The story of universities in Russia is inseparable from politics, as they had a fraught relationship with the state and generated the dissident intelligentsia. Western-style universities were founded ... More


Alexander II

Michael Brown

in The Wars of Scotland 1214–1371

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612376
eISBN:
9780748672301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612376.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The new king of Scots in 1214 was a red-haired youth of sixteen years. Even in an age when adulthood began early, Alexander was young to rule. However, there was no question of a regency government ... More


Russia and the Kingdom of Poland, I

David Sorkin

in Jewish Emancipation: A History Across Five Centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691164946
eISBN:
9780691189673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164946.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter details how Russia and the Kingdom of Poland displayed a specific pattern of emancipation. Significantly modifying central European legislation, tsarist governments held to a policy of ... More


King and Kingdom

Michael Brown

in The Wars of Scotland 1214–1371

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612376
eISBN:
9780748672301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612376.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Late on the evening of Thursday, 4 December 1214, King William of Scotland died at Stirling. On the afternoon of Friday, 5 December, William's son Alexander, a youth of sixteen was crowned king. In a ... More


The Rule of the Eurydice’s Sons: Alexander II, Perdiccas III, and Philip II

Elizabeth Donnelly Carney

in Eurydice and the Birth of Macedonian Power

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190280536
eISBN:
9780190280550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190280536.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the rule of all three of Eurydice’s sons (Alexander II, Perdiccas III, and Philip II), but pays less attention to Philip II because his reign has been discussed in so many ... More


. Alexander II

Pauline Wengeroff

in Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century, Volume Two

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804768801
eISBN:
9780804790710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768801.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Situated in the second half of the nineteenth century, Memoirs tells the story of the dissolution of tradition in Russian Jewish society through the experience of one family. This chapter depicts the ... More


The Genesis of Selective Integration

Benjamin Nathans

in Beyond the Pale: The Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520208308
eISBN:
9780520931299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208308.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter highlights the extent to which new Jewish elites, led by the wealthy Evzel Gintsburg and his entourage, helped shape a policy of “selective integration”, whereby certain categories 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


Reaching the Masses: The Dissemination of Maskilic History

Shmuel Feiner

in Haskalah and History: The Emergence of a Modern Jewish Historical Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774433
eISBN:
9781800340138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774433.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the channels through which maskilic history was disseminated in Russia, particularly in the 1860s and 1870s. Most of the maskilim who were active in furthering this aim had been ... More


Eurydice and Her Sons

Elizabeth Donnelly Carney

in Eurydice and the Birth of Macedonian Power

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190280536
eISBN:
9780190280550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190280536.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Our extant sources are full of contradictions and obscurities about Eurydice’s career. I will assess the available evidence relating to a series of questions about her public career and actions. Was ... More


The Great Reforms

Paul Robinson

in Russian Conservatism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747342
eISBN:
9781501747366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747342.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter takes a look at the Great Reforms, a series of reforms conducted by Nicholas's son and successor, Alexander II. In March 1861, he decreed the emancipation of the serfs. Another important ... More


Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia

Louise McReynolds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451454
eISBN:
9780801465901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451454.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

How a society defines crimes and prosecutes criminals illuminates its cultural values, social norms, and political expectations. This book draws on a series of murders and subsequent trials that took ... More


The Music of 1879–1881

Roland John Wiley

in Tchaikovsky

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368925
eISBN:
9780199852468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368925.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Some compositions of this period emerged from an inscrutable, sheltered corner of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's mind, while most were affected by what he called “servitude,” or work obligations. ... More


The Bishop’s Eclipse, 1032–1118

Benjamin Brand

in Holy Treasure and Sacred Song: Relic Cults and their Liturgies in Medieval Tuscany

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199351350
eISBN:
9780199351374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351350.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the eleventh century, the rise of monastic and papal reformers, as well as of the civic governments known as communes, resulted in the eclipse of local bishops as translators of relics and ... More


The End of Bibikov’s System

Thomas Marsden

in The Crisis of Religious Toleration in Imperial Russia: Bibikov's System for the Old Believers, 1841–1855

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198746362
eISBN:
9780191808920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746362.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Religion

Chapter 8 looks at the fall of Bibikov and the collapse of his secret system for the Old Believers. It examines the competing parties in government that emerged following the death of Nicholas I, and ... More


In the Flesh

Paul W. Werth

in 1837: Russia's Quiet Revolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198826354
eISBN:
9780191865305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826354.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In order to familiarize his son with the country he would eventually rule, Emperor Nicholas I arranged an extensive tour for him: an excursion of almost 20,000 km that took the heir across vast ... More


On to the Attack

David Bates

in William the Conqueror

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300118759
eISBN:
9780300183832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300118759.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter reveals a remarkable change in political circumstances in northern France and the cultivation of close relations with Pope Alexander II, who would play a major part throughout all the ... More


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