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

Author: Francis William Wcislo
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Named Person: Sergej Jul'evǐc Vitte
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis William Wcislo
ISBN: 9780199543564 0199543569
OCLC Number: 799533719
Description: x, 314 p., [1] c. geogr. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. The Storyteller and His Story ; 1. Transcaucasia. Boyhood and Family on an Imperial Frontier, 1849-1865 ; 2. Imperial Identity: Coming of Age in New Russia, 1865-1881 ; 3. Kiev: Dreaming in the Victorian 1880s ; 4. A City of Dreams: St. Petersburg, the Empire of the Tsars, and Imperial Horizons in the Gilded Age (1888-1903) ; 5. From Exile: Memories of Revolutionary Russia, 1904-1912 ; Conclusion. From the Alexander Nevsky Lavra,1915 ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Francis W. Wcislo.

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a commendable interpretive treatment of a notoriously complex and controversial figure ... This biography is a must for those interested not only in the late Romanov period, but in the long Read more...

 
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