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Russia

by Donald Mackenzie Wallace

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Overview

Wallace (1841-1919) was a Scottish public servant, writer, editor and foreign correspondent of The Times (London). He studied metaphysics and ethics at the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow before attending the Ecole de Droit, Paris and applying himself to Roman law at the universities of Berlin and Heidelberg, graduating with a doctorate in law from the latter in 1867. He accepted a private invitation to visit Russia where he lived from 1870-75, becoming fascinated by the country's civilisation. Afer his return to England he published this work in two volumes in 1877, right before the outbreak of the Russo-Turkish War. The book was a great success, going through several editions and being translated into many languages. It was due to its success that he was appointed as foreign correspondent to The Times, his first post being to St Petersburg in 1877-78. He later went on a mission to Egypt which resulted in another successful book and after travelling through the Middle East he was selected as the political officer of Tsar Nicholas II in his Indian Tour of 1890-91. In 1901 he acted as private secretary to the future King George V during an extensive world tour and was later attached to the Emperor of Russia during his visit to England in 1909. Reprinted from the 1905 revised edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781406818833
Publisher: PBShop.CO.UK LTD dba Echo Library
Publication date: 09/12/2018
Edition description: Reprint of an Earlier ed.
Pages: 548
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.22(d)

About the Author

Sir Donald Mackenzie Wallace KCIE KCVO (11 November 1841 - 10 January 1919) was a Scottish public servant, writer, editor and foreign correspondent of The Times (London).Donald Mackenzie Wallace was born to Robert Wallace of Boghead, Dunbartonshire, and Sarah Mackenzie. Both his parents died before Donald turned ten. By the age of fifteen, Wallace immersed himself in his studies. He spent all his time before the age of twenty-eight in continuous study at various universities such as Edinburgh and Glasgow, focusing his study on metaphysics and ethics. He spent the remaining years at the École de Droit, Paris, and applied himself to Roman law at the universities of Berlin and Heidelberg, graduating with a doctorate in law from Heidelberg in 1867.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Travelling in Russia; 2. In the northern forests; 3. Voluntary exile; 4. The village priest; 5. A medical consultation; 6. A peasant family of the old type; 7. The peasantry of the north; 8. The mir, or village community; 9. How the commune has been preserved; 10. Finnish and Tartar villages; 11. Lord Novgorod the Great; 12. The towns and the mercantile classes; 13. The pastoral tribes of the steppes; 14. The Mongol or Tartar domination; 15. The Cossacks; 16. Foreign colonists on the steppe; 17. Among the heretics; 18. The dissenters; 19. Church and state; 20. The noblesse; 21. Landed proprietors of the old school; 22. Proprietors of the modern school; 23. Social classes; 24. The imperial administration and the officials; 25. Moscow and the Slavophils; 26. St Petersburg and European influence; 27. The Crimean War and its consequences; 28. The serfs; 29. The emancipation of the serfs; 30. The landed proprietors since the emancipation; 31. The emancipated peasantry; 32. The zemstvo and local self-government; 33. The reform of the law courts; 34. Revolutionary nihilism and the reaction; 35. Socialist propaganda, revolutionary agitation, and terrorism; 36. Industrial progress and the proletariat; 37. A new phase of the revolutionary movement; 38. The Japanese war and its consequences; 39. The imperial duma; 40. Territorial expansion and foreign policy; Index.

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