Longman Companion to
Imperial Russia, 1689-1917

By David Longley
Nov 1998
Pearson Education / Longman
ISBN: 0582319900
536 pages, Illustrated, 4 " x 8 "
$62.50 Paper original


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.

Features
• A wide-ranging book covers topics as diverse as central government, foreign policy, the revolutionary movement, music, art and literature, religion and the Church, education, the peasantry and the different nationalities of the Russian Empire.
• Contains over 300 short Biographies covering the leading figures of the period.
• A glossary of common Russian terms, a guide to the Russian alphabet and the pronunciation of Russian words and names all help to make the subject more accessible.
• The book is a formidable achievement and reflects a lifetime spent by the author teaching and researching this period of Russian history.

Review
"…an excellent reference book. Specialists, students, and the general reader will all be grateful for the care, accuracy, discrimination, and good sense with which it has been compiled...a considerable achievement and highly recommended."
English Historical Review

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