Imperial Russia, 1801-1905 traces the development of the Russian Empire from the murder of 'mad Tsar Paul' to the reforms of the 1890s that were an attempt to modernise the autocratic state. This is essential reading for all students of the topic and provides a clear and concise introduction to the contentious historical debates of nineteenth century Russia.

chapter 1|11 pages

Russia in 1800

chapter 2|33 pages

The reign of Alexander I (1801–1825)

chapter 3|34 pages

The reign of Nicholas I (1825–1855)

chapter 4|44 pages

The reign of Alexander II (1855–1881)

chapter 5|14 pages

The reign of Alexander III (1881–1894)

chapter 6|5 pages

Epilogue, Russia 1894–1917