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Author LeDonne, John P., 1935-

Title Absolutism and ruling class : the formation of the Russian political order, 1700-1825 / John P. LeDonne
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 376 pages)
Contents Part I: SOCIETY; Chapter 1 THE STRUCTURE OF RUSSIAN SOCIETY; The Nobility as Ruling Class; Ruling Class and Society; Russian Society as Command Structure; Chapter 2 SOCIAL GROUPS; Nobility; Townsmen; Peasantry; Chapter 3 POLITICAL APPARATUS AND BUREAUCRACY; The Officer Corps; The Civilian Apparatus; The Secretarial and Clerical Staffs; Part II: INSTITUTIONS; Chapter 4 THE FOUNDATIONS: 1689-1725; On the Road to Poltava; The Experiment with Regionalism; The Restoration of Central Government; Chapter 5 THE RULE OF THE EMPRESSES: 1725-1796; Families and Councils
Central CourtsLocal Courts; Judicial Procedure; Chapter 11 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS; Attitudes and Sources; Crimes; Punishments; Chapter 12 CIVIL LAW; Property; Inheritance; Government Contracts; Part V: FINANCE; Chapter 13 FINANCIAL AGENCIES; Management and Auditing; Treasury, Mint, and Banks; Local Agencies; Chapter 14 TAXATION; Direct Taxation; Indirect Taxation; Taxation in Kind; Chapter 15 BUDGET MAKING; The Budget in Figures; Budget Procedure: Drawing Up the Budget; Budget Procedure: Executing the Budget; Chapter 16 CONCLUSION; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K
LM; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
Senate, Procurator General, and CollegesLocal Government; Chapter 6 CONSOLIDATING THE FOUNDATIONS: 1796-1825; The Military Establishment; The Civilian Government; Local Government; Part III: POLICE; Chapter 7 POLICE ORGANIZATION; Central Agencies; Local Agencies; Police Forces; Chapter 8 CONCEPT AND SCOPE OF POLICE ADMINISTRATION; General Principles; Police as Municipal Administration; Police as General Administration; Chapter 9 THE POLITICAL POLICE; Policing the Ruling Elite; Policing the Rest of Society; Policing the Printed Word; Part IV: JUSTICE; Chapter 10 COURTS AND PROCEDURES
Analysis Politics History, 1725-1855
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-370) and index
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Subject Despotism.
Political leadership -- Soviet Union -- History -- 18th century.
Political leadership -- Soviet Union -- History -- 19th century.
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1689-1801
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1801-1825
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 90020057
ISBN 019506805X (alk. paper)
1423734734 (electronic bk.)
9780195068054 (alk. paper)
9781423734734 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)