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Tales of Imperial Russia: The Life and Times of Sergei Witte, 1849-1915

Francis W. Wcislo


History and biography meet in this book, a study of the late-Romanov Russian Romanov, told through the figure of Sergei Witte. Like Bismarck or Gorbachev, Witte was a European statesman serving an empire. He was the most important statesman of pre-revolutionary Russia. In the Georgia, Odessa, Kyiv, and St. Petersburg of the 19th century, he inhabited the worlds of the Victorian Age, as young boy, student, railway executive, lover of divorcees and Jews, monarchist, and technocrat. His political career saw him construct the Tran-Siberian Railway, propel Russia towards Far Eastern war with Japan, ... More

Keywords: empire, Romanov, Sergei Witte, pre-revolutionary Russia, Treaty of Portsmouth, St. Petersburg, 19th century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199543564
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543564.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francis W. Wcislo, author
Dean of The Commons and Associate Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
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