IMPERIAL RUSSIA, 1700-1917
(Professor I Blanchard)
1. Economic development in long-term perspective: Russia 1700-1914.
Economic Growth in the Eighteenth Century (course booklet-illustrations)
2. Cossack and Tartar: the economy of the trans-Pontine Steppe.
3. Western annexation and Muscovite growth 1718/22-1788.
4. The Imperial Russian economy in 1788
5. The "Indian Summer" of the Ancien Regime: Crisis and Recovery 1788-1807
6. Eastward expansion: Siberia and the coming of the Russians.
7. Russia and the North Pacific
Economic Decline in the Early Nineteenth Century (course booklet)
8-10. Crisis and decline, 1807-1838/43.
(a) Ecological imbalance and agrarian decline.
(b) Industrial change and the loss of foreign markets.
(c) Monetary disorder and commercial dislocation.
11.The Imperial Russian economy in ca. 1850
Renewed Growth Aborted in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (course booklet-illustrations)
12-13 Agricultural change: From Feudalism to Capitalism 1844-1914
(a) Extensive Growth on the Agricultural Frontier.
(b) Intensive Growth and Productivity Change. The Stolypin Land Reforms.
14-16. Economic Policy and Industrial Development, 1844-1914
(a) Industrial development under protection and free-trade.
(b) Government intervention and industrial retardation
(c) Renewed growth in the shadow of the past
17. The Imperial Russian economy in 1914
Administrative Map: Russia 1914
Essay 1 (7th November 05)
Tutorial Reading List
Semester 1, weeks 2-9
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