Nobility and Privilege in Late Imperial Russia

Becker challenges this idea of "the decline of the nobility." He argues that the privileged estate responded positively to change and greatly influenced their nation's political and economic destiny.


Author: Seymour Becker


ISBN: 0875805396

Category: History

Page: 259

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The transformation of the Russian nobility between 1861 and 1914 has often been attributed to the anachronistic attitudes of its members and their failure to adapt to social change. Becker challenges this idea of "the decline of the nobility." He argues that the privileged estate responded positively to change and greatly influenced their nation's political and economic destiny.

Imperial Russia

velopment of imperial Russia . See , for example , Michael Karpovich , Imperial Russia , 18011917 ( New York , 1932 ) ; Seymour Becker , Nobility and Privilege in Late Imperial Russia ( DeKalb , Ill . , 1985 ) ; and Adele Lindenmeyr ...


Author: Associate Professor of History Jane Burbank

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253212413

Category: History

Page: 359

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"On the basis of the work presented here, one can say that the future of American scholarship on imperial Russia is in good hands." —American Historial Review "... innovative and substantive research... " —The Russian Review "Anyone wishing to understand the 'state of the field' in Imperial Russian history would do well to start with this collection." —Theodore W. Weeks, H-Net Reviews "The essays are impressive in terms of research conceptualization, and analysis." —Slavic Review Presenting the results of new research and fresh approaches, the historians whose work is highlighted here seek to extend new thinking about the way imperial Russian history is studied and taught. Populating their essays are a varied lot of ordinary Russians of the 18th and 19th centuries, from a luxury-loving merchant and his extended family to reform-minded clerics and soldiers on the frontier. In contrast to much of traditional historical writing on Imperial Russia, which focused heavily on the causes of its demise, the contributors to this volume investigate the people and institutions that kept Imperial Russia functioning over a long period of time.

The Cambridge History of Russia Volume 2 Imperial Russia 1689 1917

In the 1897 census 53 % of hereditary nobles defined their first language as Russian , 28.6 % as Polish , 5.9 % as Georgian ... Nobility and Privilege in Late Imperial Russia ( DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press , 1985 ) , p .


Author: Research Professor Dominic Lieven

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521815290

Category: History

Page: 794

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A definitive new history of Russia from early Rus' to the collapse of the Soviet Union

Modernism and Public Reform in Late Imperial Russia

See Seymour Becker, Nobility and Privilege in Late Imperial Russia (Dekalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1985), p. 125. Rech' i otchet chitannye v godichnom sobranii Moskovskogo sel'skohoziaistvennogo instituta 26 sentiabria 1906 ...


Author: I. Gerasimov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230250901

Category: History

Page: 325

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This book is a comprehensive reconstruction of the successful attempt by rural professionals in late imperial Russia to engage peasants in a common public sphere. Covers a range of aspects, from personal income and the dynamics of the job market to ideological conflicts and psychological transformation. Based on hundreds of individual life stories.

Imperial Russia

... H. Peter the Great (1988) Nobility Becker, S. Nobility and Privilege in Late Imperial Russia (1985) Crummey, R. Aristocrats and Servitors (1983) Dukes, P. Catherine the Great and the Russian Nobility (1967) Edmondson, ...


Author: J. Paxton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230598720

Category: History

Page: 257

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Imperial Russia provides an accessible reference tool for students, researchers, historians and Russian history enthusiasts. It covers the period from Ivan IV to the death of Nicholas II. There are chronologies for each of the reigns and the handbook covers important political and administrative changes, the influence of the West, religion, serfdom, and economic progress. Wars and international relations are succinctly explained as is the rise of radicalism and the revolutions of 1905 and 1917. Other sections deal with education, the arts, law, press and censorship. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Soviet and East European history.

Democracy Denied 1905 1915

Gentry landholding: Becker, Nobility and Privilege in Late Imperial Russia, pages 32,188, 38; Korelin, “The Social Problem in Russia,” pages 142–143. Decline should not be exaggerated: Becker, Nobility and Privilege in Late Imperial ...


Author: Charles KURZMAN

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674039858

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

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Kurzman proposes that the collective agent most directly responsible for democratization was the emerging class of modern intellectuals, a group that had gained a global identity and a near-messianic sense of mission following the Dreyfus Affair of 1898. Each chapter of this book focuses on a single angle of this story, covering all six cases by examining newspaper accounts, memoirs, and government reports.

Late Imperial Russia 1890 1917

The Professions in Russian History, M. E. Sharpe, Armonk, NY, 1996. Bater, J.H., St. Petersburg: Industrialization and Change, McGill UP, Montreal, 1976. Becker, S., Nobility and Privilege in Late Imperial Russia, Northern Illinois UP, ...


Author: John F. Hutchinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317881698

Category: History

Page: 144

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This new interpretation of the final years of Imperial Russia provides a clear and concise introduction to a critical period in the history of modern Russia. Professor Hutchinson outlines the key problems facing the Tsarist regime, and the attitudes of its Liberal critics and revolutionary enemies. In particular, he considers how the monarchy was able to withstand the uprisings of 1904-06, but failed in 1917. This important new study provides an analysis of social, as well as political developments, and concludes with a brief historiographical essay which draws together alternative interpretations of the final years of the Tsars.

Late Tsarist Russia 1881 1913

205–7 2 Dominic Lieven, Russian Rulers under the Old Regime, New Haven, 1989, pp. 27–9; Seymour Becker, Nobility and Privilege in Late Imperial Russia, DeKalb, 1985, pp. 38–9 3 Heide W. Whelan, Alexander III and the State Council; ...


Author: Williams Beryl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000178906

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This book brings together the large volume of work on late Tsarist Russia published over the last 30 years, to show an overall picture of Russia under the last two tsars - before the war brought down not only the Russian empire but also those of Germany, Austria–Hungary and Turkey. It turns the attention from the old emphases on workers, revolutionaries, and a reactionary government, to a more diverse and nuanced picture of a country which was both a major European great power, facing the challenges of modernization and industrialization, and also a multi-ethnic and multi-confessional empire stretching across both Europe and Asia.

Jewish Philanthropy and Enlightenment in Late Tsarist Russia

Nobility and Privilege in Late Imperial Russia. DeKalb: University of Northern Illinois Press, 1985. Beilin, S. “Khedernye zagadki i zadachi Litovskikh evreev.” Evreiskaia starina 1 (1909): 189–94. Beizer, Mikhail.


Author: Brian J. Horowitz

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295997919

Category: History

Page: 360

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The Society for the Promotion of Enlightenment among the Jews of Russia (OPE) was a philanthropic organization, the oldest Jewish organization in Russia. Founded by a few wealthy Jews in St. Petersburg who wanted to improve opportunities for Jewish people in Russia by increasing their access to education and modern values, OPE was secular and nonprofit. The group emphasized the importance of the unity of Jewish culture to help Jews integrate themselves into Russian society by opening, supporting, and subsidizing schools throughout the country. While reaching out to Jews across Russia, OPE encountered opposition on all fronts. It was hobbled by the bureaucracy and sometimes outright hostility of the Russian government, which imposed strict regulations on all aspects of Jewish lives. The OPE was also limited by the many disparate voices within the Jewish community itself. Debates about the best type of schools (secular or religious, co-educational or single-sex, traditional or "modern") were constant. Even the choice of language for the schools was hotly debated. Jewish Philanthropy and Enlightenment in Late-Tsarist Russia offers a model of individuals and institutions struggling with the concern so central to contemporary Jews in America and around the world: how to retain a strong Jewish identity, while fully integrating into modern society.

Longman Companion to Imperial Russia 1689 1917

See also A. Nikitenko, Diary of a Russian Censor (Amherst, MA, 1975). For the nobility, see S. Becker, Nobility and Privilege in Late Imperial Russia (DeKalb, IL, 1985), G. Hamburg, Politics of the Russian Nobility, 1881–1905 (New ...


Author: David Longley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317882206

Category: History

Page: 536

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This is the first book of its kind to draw together information on the major events in Russian history from 1695 to 1917 - covering the eventful period from the accession of Peter the Great to the fall of Nicholas II. Not only is a vast amount of material on key events and topics brought together, but the book also contains fascinating background material to convey the reality of life in the period.