Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Peter Waldron
    Pages 1-37
  3. Peter Waldron
    Pages 38-68
  4. Peter Waldron
    Pages 69-102
  5. Peter Waldron
    Pages 103-138
  6. Peter Waldron
    Pages 139-164
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 165-189

About this book


This book explores the long-term reasons for the demise of Imperial Russia, examining the failure of the autocratic state to strengthen its own political position while economic change transformed Russian society. It seeks to explain its debilitating internal tensions and to link these to the pressures exerted by Russia's repeated failure in war and by the empire's continuing expansion. Lastly, it analyzes what led to Russia being governed, only eight months after the collapse of Tsarism, by the Bolsheviks' revolutionary regime.


economy empire Europe Expansion Imperial Russia revolution Russia transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Waldron
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SunderlandUK

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