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Fault Lines: The Witte System and Missed Opportunities

Hassan Malik

in Bankers and Bolsheviks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691170169
eISBN:
9780691185002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170169.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter traces Russia's financial reforms in the late nineteenth century. It puts the reforms associated with Sergei Witte's tenure as finance minister from 1892 to 1903 in a broader context, ... More


3. Kiev: Dreaming in the Victorian 1880s

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/9780199543564.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter tells of a railroad executive in Ukraine's capital city Kiev, who rose to prominence in the railroad business and dreamt of technology, geographical expanse, and imperial grandeur. ... More


1. Transcaucasia: Boyhood and Family on an Imperial Frontier, 1849–1865

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/9780199543564.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter presents a story of a boyhood spent in a family of memoirists and storytellers in Russia's India, the Caucasus. The third son of a family of middling colonial officials, who in the ... 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: The Storyteller and His Story

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/9780199543564.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This introductory chapter discusses Sergei Witte's memoirs. Witte was archly conscious of his personal reputation and was a compulsive keeper of records. He organized a large personal archive of ... More


Conclusion: From the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, 1915

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/9780199543564.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The view from the Alexander Nevsky Lavra looks up the broad expanse of avenue that leads toward the Admiralty Spire at the center of imperial St Petersburg, the capital that the first All-Russian ... More


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

Francis W. Wcislo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199543564
eISBN:
9780191725104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543564.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

History and biography meet in this book, a study of the late-Romanov Russian Romanov, told through the figure of Sergei Witte. Like Bismarck or Gorbachev, Witte was a European statesman serving an ... More


The Rise of the Franco-Russian Financial Alliance, 1894–1903

Jennifer Siegel

in For Peace and Money: French and British Finance in the Service of Tsars and Commissars

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199387816
eISBN:
9780199387847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387816.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces the Russo-French financial and diplomatic relationship from the start of the Franco-Russian alliance through 1903. The alliance was encouraged by the growing connections between ... More


Some List-Inspired Contributions across the World

Eric Helleiner

in The Neomercantilists: A Global Intellectual History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760129
eISBN:
9781501760136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760129.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the contributions across the world inspired by Friedrich List. Listian ideas were embraced in many places around the world because they resonated with local concerns and ... More


Conclusion

Igor Fedyukin

in The Enterprisers: The Politics of School in Early Modern Russia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190845001
eISBN:
9780190845032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845001.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Conclusion sets the broader context for the key episodes of innovation driven by projectors that have been the subjects of the preceding chapters. It explores the role of diverse enterprisers in ... More


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