The Emancipation Of The Serfs In Russia: Peace Arbitrators And The Development Of Civil Society by Roxanne EasleyThe Emancipation Of The Serfs In Russia: Peace Arbitrators And The Development Of Civil Society by Roxanne Easley

The Emancipation Of The Serfs In Russia: Peace Arbitrators And The Development Of Civil Society

byRoxanne EasleyEditorRoxanne Easley

Paperback | May 13, 2011

Pricing and Purchase Info

$75.92 online 
$81.10 list price save 6%
Earn 380 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

In the wake of the disastrous Crimean War, the Russian autocracy completely renovated its most basic social, political and economic systems by emancipating some 23 million privately-owned serfs. This had enormous consequences for all aspects of Russian life, and profound effects on the course of Russian history. This book examines the emancipation of the serfs, focusing on the mechanisms used to enact the reforms and the implications for Russian politics and society in the long term. Because the autocracy lacked the necessary resources for the reform, it created new institutions with real powers and autonomy, particularly the mirovoi posrednik, or 'peace arbitrator'. The results of this strategy differed in practice from the authorities' original intentions. The new institutions invigorated Russian political life, introduced norms that challenged centuries-old customs and traditions, and fostered a nascent civil society, allowing Russia to follow the basic trajectory of Western European socio-political development.

Roxanne Easley is associate professor of history at Central Washington University. She has published articles inSlavic ReviewandTolstoy Studies Journalon political culture during the Russian Great Reforms. She is presently preparing a manuscript on people of mixed ethnic heritage in Russian America.
Loading
Title:The Emancipation Of The Serfs In Russia: Peace Arbitrators And The Development Of Civil SocietyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:May 13, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415674867

ISBN - 13:9780415674867

Reviews

Table of Contents

List of Tables  Acknowledgements  1. Introduction  2. Gamble on the Peace Arbitrator  3. Appointment of the Peace Arbitrators  4. The Peace Arbitrators in the Field  5. The Peace Arbitrators and Public Opinion  6. Conclusion: Beyond the Peace Arbitrator  Bibliography