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作者 LeDonne, John P., 1935- author
書名 Forging a unitary state : Russia's management of the Eurasian space, 1650-1850 / John P. LeDonne
出版項 Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2020]
國際標準書號 9781487506117
9781487542115 (pbk.)
1487506112
1487542119
book jacket
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 近史所郭廷以圖書館  947.06 L474    在架上    30550100676137
說明 xvi, 663 pages : maps ; 24 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
"Covering two centuries of Russian history, Forging a Unitary State is a comprehensive account of the creation of what is commonly known as the "Russian Empire," from Poland to Siberia. In this book, John P. LeDonne demonstrates that the so-called empire was, for the most part, a unitary state, defined by an obsessive emphasis on centralization and uniformity. The standardization of local administration, the judicial system, tax regime, and commercial policy were carried out slowly but systematically over eight generations, in the hope of integrating people on the periphery into the Russian political and social hierarchy. The ultimate goal of Russian policy was to create a "Fortress Empire" consisting of a huge Russian unitary state flanked by a few peripheral territories, such as Finland, Transcaucasia, and Central Asia. Additional peripheral states, such as Sweden, Turkey, and Persia, would guarantee the security of this "Fortress Empire" and the management of Eurasian territory. LeDonne's provocative argument is supported by a careful comparative study of Russian expansion along its western, southern, and eastern borders, drawing on vital but under-studied administrative evidence. Forging a Unitary State is an essential resource for those interested in the long history of Russian expansionism."-- Provided by publisher
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主題 Russia -- History -- 1613-1917
Russia -- Foreign relations -- History -- 18th century
Russia -- Civilization -- 18th century
Russia -- Politics and government -- 1689-1801
Imperialism
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