The Tsarist Empire posed unique problems to its rulers. Peter Waldron examines the challenges that faced them in terms of geography, culture, finance and military power, analysing the sources of the Russian Empire's strength and the reasons why the tsars were able to maintain their unlimited power for so long.
|Publication date:||25th October 2007|
|Categories:||European history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Colonialism & imperialism,|
PETER WALDRON is Professor of Modern History at the University of East Anglia, UK. His publications include the End of Imperial Russia, 1855-1917 which is also in the European History in Perspective series.More About Peter Waldron