Beginnings of Russian Industrialization, 1800-1860

Beginnings of Russian Industrialization, 1800-1860

by William L. Blackwell


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Since Russian tradition and institutions resemble those of Asia and Africa as much if not more than the patterns of Western societies, the pre-1917 industrial history of Russia, as the last part of the tsarist regime, provides one of the most important examples of early industrialization in world history. In this broad, ambitious reconstruction of the early stages of Russia's industrial development-English-Professor Blackwell shows that the period from 1800 to 1860 was one of necessary preparation for the rapid industrialization of the later 19th century. The book is based upon a wide variety of primary and secondary sources in the Russian language.

Originally published in 1968.

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ISBN-13: 9780691622538
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Series: Princeton Legacy Library , #2114
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Acknowledgments, pg. v
  • Contents, pg. vii
  • Introduction, pg. 1
  • 1. Russian Industry and Technology Prior to 1800, pg. 9
  • 2. Russian Industries in the Early Nineteenth Century, pg. 39
  • 3. Toward a Business Economy, pg. 72
  • 4. Cities and Urban Society, pg. 96
  • 5. The Industrialization Debate, pg. 121
  • 6. The Administration of Industrial Development, pg. 149
  • 7. State Industrial Policy and War, pg. 169
  • 8. Social Origins of the Industrial Entrepreneur, pg. 189
  • 9. Religious Origins of the Industrial Entrepreneur, pg. 212
  • 10. The Foreign Entrepreneur, pg. 241
  • 11. From Rivers to Rails, pg. 262
  • 12. The Building of the St. Petersburg-Moscow Railroad, pg. 279
  • 13. Locomotive Development, Operational Problems, and Railroad Planning, 1840–1860, pg. 303
  • 14. The Dissemination and Advance of Technical Knowledge, pg. 325
  • 15. Technical Education and Research, pg. 353
  • 16. The Application of Technology, pg. 387
  • Conclusion, pg. 402
  • Glossary, pg. 411
  • Appendix 1. The Imperial Budget of 1825, pg. 417
  • Appendix 2. Part 1: Russian Industry in the Eighteenth Century, pg. 421
  • Part 2: Russian Industry in the Early Nineteenth Century, pg. 423
  • Part 3: Population and Social Structure in the Early Nineteenth Century, pg. 427
  • Part 4: Foreign and Domestic Trade in the Early Nineteenth Century, pg. 431
  • Part 5: Education in the Early Nineteenth Century, pg. 435
  • Bibliography, pg. 437
  • Index, pg. 461

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