Dr. Seton-Watson’s penetrating research of the mainstreams of the declining a long time of pre-Revolutionary Russia establishes truly that the kingdom as a complete used to be attempting to meet up with the advances made via Western Europe. yet those makes an attempt at social and financial switch have been nullified by means of one immutable and decisive factor—the dogma of autocracy. The tragedy of Russia was once as a result of the Czars’ insistence on absolute powers which they have been incompetent to wield.
The background of those years throws mild on many of the difficulties that almost all urgently beset the statesmen of our personal day and gives a magnificent array of error which they'd do good to prevent with a purpose to shield the survival of the unfastened world.
Illustrated with eight maps.
“First-rate history...clear and readable...an admirable survey of Russian improvement from the reign of Alexander II to the outbreak of the 1st global War.”—The New Leader.