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Kahan, Arcadius, Russian economic history: the nineteenth century, University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1989

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Upon the foundation of his unique experience and education, the late Arcadius Kahan (1920-1982) built a substantial body of scholarship on all aspects of the tsarist economy. Yet some of his important contribution might well have been dissipated were it not for this collection, since many of these essays were often available only in isolated, obscure sources. This posthumous volume makes readily available for the first time ten of Kahan's essays, nine previously published in English and one in German, which serve to integrate his carefully developed picture of nineteenth-century Russian economic history. 

Kappeler, Andreas, The Russian Empire: A Multiethnic History, Harlow: Longman, 2001

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Το εθνικό ζήτημα και πως επιβάλλεις τον έλεγχο σε ετερόκλιτες εθνικές ταυτότητες υπήρξε πάντα πρόβλημα του ρωσικού κράτους. Αυτή η μελέτη για τη Ρωσία ως πολυεθνική αυτοκρατορία εκτίνεται από τα αυτοκρατορικά χρόνια, το 16ο αιώνα, έως και το 1917, με μεγαλύτερη έμφαση στην σοβιετική περίοδο. Ένα από τα βασικά ερωτήματα του βιβλίου είναι πως οι Ρώσοι ενσωμάτωσαν νέες περιοχές, τι αντιστάσεις συνάντησαν, ποιός ήταν ο χαρακτήρας της αυτοκρατορίας και πως αυτό συνδέθηκε με τον εθνικισμό./The "national question" and how to impose control over its diverse ethnic identities has long posed a problem for the Russian state. This major survey of Russia as a multi-ethnic empire spans the imperial years from the sixteenth century to 1917, with major consideration of the Soviet phase. It asks how Russians incorporated new territories, how they were resisted, what the character of a multi-ethnic empire was and how, finally, these issues related to nationalism.  

King, Charles, The Ghost of Freedom. A History of the Caucasus, Oxford University Press, New York 2008

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The Caucasus Mountains rise at the intersection of Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. A land of astonishing natural beauty and a dizzying array of ancient cultures, the Caucasus for most of the twentieth century lay inside the Soviet Union, before movements of national liberation created newly independent countries and sparked wars in Chechnya, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. The present volume recounts how tsars, highlanders, revolutionaries, and adventurers contributed to the fascinating history of this borderland, from the origins of modern disputes to debates over oil from the Caspian Sea and its impact on world markets.

King, Charles, Genius and Death in the City of Dreams. Odessa, WW Norton & Co., London, New York 2011  

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Ο παρών τόμος είναι μια περιγραφή της ζωντανής και πολυπολιτισμικής πόλης της Οδησσού, του κύριου λιμανιού της Μαύρης θάλασσας, της κοσμοπολίτικης πόλης των εφευρετών και των ιδιοφυών, της οποίας η εβραϊκή κοινότητα αποτελούσε σημαντικό κομμάτι. Επίσης αναλύει τις διώξεις και την μαζική δολοφονία των Εβραίων από τους Ρουμάνους κατακτητές της πόλης κατά το Δεύτερο Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο./The present volume is a description of the vibrant, multicultural tapestry of the city of Odessa, the greatest port of the Black sea, a cosmopolitan city of innovators and geniuses, in which a thriving Jewish population formed an essential part. It also examines the mass murder of Jews carried out by the city’s Romanian occupiers during the World War II.

Kingston-Mann, Esther, In search of the true west. Culture, economics, and problems of Russian Development, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 1999

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This ground-breaking work documents Russian efforts to appropriate Western solutions to the problem of economic backwardness since the time of Catherine the Great. Entangled then as now with issues of cultural borrowing, educated Russians searched for Western nations, ideas, and social groups that embodied universal economic truths applicable to their own country. The present volume describes Russian Westernization--which emphasized German as well as Anglo-U.S. economics--while she raises important questions about core values of Western culture and how cultural values and priorities are determined.

Kocho-Williams, Alastair, The Twentieth Century Russia Reader, Routledge, London, New York 2012  

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O παρών τόμος αφορά τη ρώσικη ιστορία κατά τη διάρκεια του 20ου αιώνα. Περιέχει βασικά άρθρα για την ιστορία και την πολιτική της περιόδου από την περίοδο του Τσάρου, στη Ρώσικη Επανάσταση, τη Σοβιετική Ένωση και τον Δεύτερο Παγκόσμιο πόλεμο έως και τη μετασοβιετική περίοδο./ The present volume is considering Russian history across this turbulent period of the 20th century. It contains key articles on history and politics from across the period; from the last Tsar, the Russian Revolution, the Soviet Union and World War Two, right up to the post-Soviet period.


Lincoln W. Bruce, The Great Reforms. Autocracy, Bureaucracy, and the Politics of Chance in Imperial Russia, Northern Illinois University Press, Dekalb 1990.

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The Great Reforms of the 1860s marked the broadest attempt at social and economic renovation to occur in Russia between the death of Peter the Great in 1725 and the Revolution of 1905. In just more than a decade, imperial reform acts freed Russia's serfs, restructured her courts, established institutions of local self-government in parts of the empire, altered the constraints that censorship imposed on the press, and transformed Russia's vast serf armed forces into a citizen army in which men from all classes bore equal responsibility for military service. This invaluable study explains why the legislation assumed the shape that it did and estimates what the Great Reforms ultimately accomplished. 

Martin, Janet, Medieval Russia, 980-1584, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1993

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This volume is a concise narrative of the history of Russia from the reign of Vladimir I the Saint, through to the reign of Ivan IV the Terrible. It emphasizes the dynamics of Russia's political evolution from the loose federation of principalities known as Kievan Rus' through the era of Mongol domination to the development of the Muscovite state. The analyses of the ruling dynasty, of economic influences on political development, and the explorations of society, foreign relations, religion, and culture provide a basis for understanding the transformations of the lands of Rus'.

Miller, Michael B., Europe and the Maritime World: A Twentieth Century History, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012

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The present volume offers a new framework for understanding globalization over the past century. Through a detailed analysis of ports, shipping, and trading companies whose networks spanned the world, this book shows how a European maritime infrastructure made modern production and consumer societies possible. The study argues that the combination of overseas connections and close ties to home ports contributed to globalization. It also explains how the ability to manage merchant shipping's complex logistics was central to the outcome of both world wars and chronicles transformations in hierarchies, culture, identities, and port city space, all of which produced a new and different maritime world by the end of the century.

Mironov, Boris, A social history of Imperial Russia 1700-1917, Westview Press, Oxford 2000

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This volume is a comprehensive synthesis of Russian social history from Peter the Great to the October Revolution of 1917. The book begins with background information on pre-Petrine Russia and then focuses on the crucial events of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He demonstrates how social events in this period--including the creation of a modernized autocratic state, the abolition of serfdom, increasing urbanization, and the first stirrings of capitalism (to name a few)--played out in the Revolution, and beyond.

Mollenkopf, John Hull, Power, culture, and place: essays on New York City, Russell Sage Foundation, New York 1988

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The essays in this volume explore economic growth and change and the social conflicts that accompanied them in the dynamic context of New York city. Other papers suggest how popular culture, public space, and street life served as sources of order amidst conflict and disorder. Essays on politics and pluralism offer further reflections on how social tensions are harnessed in the framework of political participation. By examining the intersection of economics, culture, and politics in a shared spatial context, these multidisciplinary essays not only illuminate the City's fascinating and complex development.

 

. Other papers suggest how popular culture, public space, and street life served as sources of order amidst conflict and disorder. Essays on politics and pluralism offer further reflections on how social tensions are harnessed in the framework of political participation. By examining the intersection of economics, culture, and politics in a shared spatial context, these multidisciplinary essays not only illuminate the City's fascinating and complex development, but also highlight the significance of a sense of "place" for social research.

 

Focusing on three historical transformations—the mercantile, industrial, and postindustrial—several contributors

Morozan, V.V., The operation of the Azov-Don Commercial Bank in the south of Russia at the end of the XIX century, St. Petersburg State Agrarian University

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Taganrog  Sevastopol  Rostov on Don  Mariupol  Kerch  Evpatoria  Berdyansk  
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The book describes the rise of the commercial banking system of the areas of Azov in southern Russia/ Το βιβλίο περιγράφει την άνοδο του εμπορικοτραπεζικού συστήματος από τις περιοχές της Αζοφικής στη νότια Ρωσία.

Nolde, Baron Boris E., Russia in the Economic War, Yale University Press, New Haven 1928

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Oliphant, Laurence, The Russian shores of the Black Sea in the autumn of 1852 with a voyage down the Volga, and a tour through the country of the Don Cossacks, William Blackwood and Sons, London 1854

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This book is a narrative of the journey Oliver Oliphant, author of travel diaries and novels, traveller, correspondent for The Times during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1) and Secretary to British Diplomat Lord Elgin, made to Russia as a young man, with his friend Oswald Smith. From the splendour of mid-nineteenth-century St Petersburg, to the annexation of the Crimea, and the international consequences of Russian foreign policy for Europe, this illustrated book is also full of witty anecdotes and captivating descriptions. 

Oscanyan, C., Pleasure trip to the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. A party of gentlemen who, with their families, desire to visit the east and the shores of the Mediterranean, will charter a first-class steamer to start on the 12th of May, 1866, for a voyage of ten months ...[New York: s.n., 1866]

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Cities catalogue/ Κατάλογος πόλεων 

Owen, Thomas C., RUSCORP: A Database of Corporations in the Russian Empire, 1700-1914, Louisiana State University, 2002

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The RUSCORP database is a body of machine-readable information illuminating the rise of capitalist institutions in tsarist Russia. Specifically, it presents profiles of all for-profit corporations founded in the Russian Empire (except in the Grand Duchy of Finland) from the time of Peter the Great to the eve of World War I. RUSCORP describes the initial state of these companies at the time of their incorporation as well as their condition in 1847, 1869, 1874, 1892, 1905, and 1914.

Özveren, Y. Eyüp. 1997. “A Framework for the Study of the Black Sea World, 1789-1915”. Review (fernand Braudel Center) 20 (1). Research Foundation of SUNY: 77–113. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40241390.

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Varna  Trabzon  Theodosia  Taganrog  Sinop  Sevastopol  Samsun  Rostov on Don  Odessa  Novorossiysk  Nikolayev  Mariupol  Kherson  Kerch  Istanbul/Constantinople  Giresun  Galatz  Evpatoria  Constantza  Burgas  Braila  Berdyansk  Batoum  
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Studies of the nineteenth-century Ottoman and Russian Empires as well as of the numerous nation-states that came into existence around the Black Sea have mostly been pursued separately. This article attempts to offer an alternative framework of analysis for the study of the Black Sea world during the nineteenth century. It starts off from Femand Braudel's approach to the sixteenth-century Mediterranean world in order to discuss whether and to what extent the Black Sea region could also be conceived as a world. Not only structural similarities but also historically-specific circumstances are emphasized for supporting the parallel drawn between the sixteenth-century Mediterranean and the nineteenth-century Black Sea. A number of further intellectual questions are raised in order to demonstrate that a holistic perspective has much to offer for re-directing academic research into more promising problem areas.

O’Neill, Kelly Ann, Between Subversion and Submission: The Integration of the Crimean Khanate into the Russian Empire 1783-1853, Harvard University, Harvard 2006

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When we probe at the notion of integration itself more closely, we begin to see that it meant a variety of things. This dissertation challenges the notion that integration was consistently the goal of both imperial officials and the local elites. In Crimea, Catherine declared the local Muslim elite to be the equivalent of Russian nobles, granted them officer ranks, and appointed them to positions in the civil administration. But the empire-building experiment took place just as authorities began to move away from pre-modern multiethnic model, toward the imposition of Russian institutions and centrally-defined hierarchies. The Crimeans' response to this took a fascinating turn. They compiled service records and participated in noble assemblies. But they retained their cultural identity and constantly sought acceptance in imperial society on their own terms. Ultimately, they came to the conclusion that living in, let alone contributing to, the empire was simply not in their interests. By the 1840s, officials found that many Crimeans had long since emigrated, died, or lost interest in integration. Content with their status as unofficial nobles, they remained practitioners of a remarkably neutral, non-committal approach to the Russian empire-building project.

Pintner, Walter Mckenzie, Russian economic policy under Nicholas I, Cornell University Press, Ithaca 1967

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The book refers to the economic policies adipted during the reign of Tsar Nicholas A. It is very informative on economic legislation masterminded by E. Kankrin, Minister of Finance who set a certain tone to be pursued by his successors. / Το βιβλίο αναφέρεται στην οικονομική πολιτική κατά τη διάρκεια της βασιλεία του τσάρου Νικολάου Ά. Η παρούσα μελέτη είναι ιδιαίτερα λεπτομερής σχετικά με την οικονομική νομοθεσία που υιοθέτησε ο τότε Υπουργός Οικονομικών Κανκριν θέτοντας την κατεύθυνση που αργότερα ακολούθησαν οι διάδοχοί του.

Plescheef, Sergei Ivanovich, Survey of the Russian empire, according to its present newly regulated state, divided into different governments, London: J. Debrett, 1792

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The book refers to a general analysis of the institutions of the Russian Empire/ Το βιβλίο αναφέρεται σε μία γενικότερη ανάλυση των θεσμών της Ρωσικής Αυτοκρατορίας. 

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