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Tales of imperial Russia : the life and times of Sergei Witte, 1849-1915

Author: Francis William Wcislo
Publisher: Oxford ; York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History and biography meet in 'Tales of Imperial Russia', a study of the late-Romanov Russian Empire told through the figure of Sergei Witte. His political career saw him construct the Trans-Siberian Railway, propel Russia towards war with Japan and confront revolutionary disorder with the State Duma, the first Russian parliament.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: S I︠U︡ Vitte, graf; Sergej Ju Vitte
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francis William Wcislo
ISBN: 9780199543564 0199543569
OCLC Number: 670482272
Description: x, 314 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Transcaucasia : boyhood and family on an imperial frontier, 1849-1865. "On ancestors (O predkakh) : men anc masculinity ; Frontier women and imperial imagination ; Conclusion : a grandmother's tale --
Imperial identity : coming of age in new Russia, 1865-1881. The university and "Studenthood" ; Odessa and St Petersburg : the railway man in age of empire ; Conclusion : a new Russia --
Kiev : dreaming in the Victorian 1880s. The reality that surrounds us : imperial economy and polity ; Public and private lives ; Imagining autocracy ; Conclusion : a tale of the counter-reforms --
A city of dreams : St Petersburg, the empire of the Tsars, and imperial horizons in the gilded age (1889-1903). Gospodin minister : Witte as imperial official ; The Witte system and the empire of gold ; Fathers and sons on the road to war --
From exile : memories of revolutionary Russia, 1903-1912. From summer 1903 to October 1905 : war, America, and revolution ; The nightmare of 1905 ; Conclusion : my six-month ministry --
Conclusion : from the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, 1915.
Responsibility: Francis W. Wcislo.
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A major new biography of Sergei Witte, the most significant statesman of late Tsarist Russia, based on his two memoirs and combining the life story of Witte himself with the story of Russia at the  Read more...

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Sergei Witte was a facinating man, and this book, based on his memoirs and voluminous reminiscences, will appeal to people here and around the world. Steve Forbes, Forbes Magazine A stimulating new Read more...

 
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