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The Tsar's viceroys : Russian provincial governors in the last years of the empire

Author: Richard G Robbins
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wrestling with a would-be assassin, inspecting the toilets in a rural prison, responding to a challenge from his mistress's enraged husband--all these matters could be part of a Russian provincial governor's day. More often, he was entangled in administrative routine, troubled by a steady flow of orders from St. Petersburg, and tormented by complaints from local powerbrokers. What was His Excellency--the tsar's  Read more...
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Robbins, Richard G., 1939-
Tsar's viceroys.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)568719386
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard G Robbins
ISBN: 0801420466 9780801420467
OCLC Number: 16277257
Description: xiv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Fifty Good Governors --
It Comes with the Territory --
Viceroy and Flunky --
Prisoner of the Clerks --
The Issue of Their Charm --
Persuaders-in-Chief --
Instruments of Force --
Their Compulsory Game --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Richard G. Robbins, Jr.

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Wrestling with a would-be assassin, inspecting the toilets in a rural prison, responding to a challenge from his mistress's enraged husband--all these matters could be part of a Russian provincial governor's day. More often, he was entangled in administrative routine, troubled by a steady flow of orders from St. Petersburg, and tormented by complaints from local powerbrokers. What was His Excellency--the tsar's viceroy--a bureaucratic flunky or a harassed politician?Drawing on a broad range of materials in Soviet and Western archives, Richard Robbins here gives us a richly textured portrait of the Russian provincial governors in the last years of the old regime. He focuses on the governors as people and working officials, emphasizing their relations with government bureaucrats, representatives of the privileged classes, peasants, and proletarians.Robbins uses anecdotal evidence to good effect in drawing a vivid picture of provincial life at the turn of the century. He persuades us that the popular image, etched by Gogol and Dostoyevsky, of the governor as incompetent and corrupt, is in need of revision. With convincing detail, he demonstrates that the viceroys of the late imperial period were increasingly professional, and some of them proved to be remarkably skilled politicians.

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