Cilt 31, Sayı 2, Sayfalar 445 - 470 2016-12-21

Making Sense of Russian Imperialism: Warfare, Domestic Reform, and Absolutism, 1700-1856
Making Sense of Russian Imperialism: Warfare, Domestic Reform, and Absolutism, 1700-1856

Onur İşçi [1]

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Historians often establish a link between wars and ensuing domestic reforms when defining imperialism. Drawing on older and newer historiography, this paper evaluates the importance three major wars in Russian history that precipitated internal reform: The Great Northern War (1700-1721), the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-74, and the Crimean War (1853-1856). Ultimately, this paper seeks to eschew a widespread misperception amongst specialized Western academics that the Russians have always had an unrestrained drive to expand and dominate the world, regardless of domestic considerations, dynastic or otherwise. The point is not to make an overarching and holistic judgment, but to draw in the arguments made by historians (including major 19th-century historians of Russia) and make conclusions concerning the concrete mechanisms of imperial governance in Russia.


Historians often establish a link between wars and ensuing domestic reforms when defining imperialism. Drawing on older and newer historiography, this paper evaluates the importance three major wars in Russian history that precipitated internal reform: The Great Northern War (1700-1721), the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-74, and the Crimean War (1853-1856). Ultimately, this paper seeks to eschew a widespread misperception amongst specialized Western academics that the Russians have always had an unrestrained drive to expand and dominate the world, regardless of domestic considerations, dynastic or otherwise. The point is not to make an overarching and holistic judgment, but to draw in the arguments made by historians (including major 19th-century historians of Russia) and make conclusions concerning the concrete mechanisms of imperial governance in Russia.


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Yazar: Onur İşçi
E-posta: onur.isci@bilkent.edu.tr
Kurum: Bilkent Üniversitesi, İktisadi, İdari ve Sosyal Bilimler Fakültesi, Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümü
Ülke: Turkey


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APA İşçi, O . (2016). Making Sense of Russian Imperialism: Warfare, Domestic Reform, and Absolutism, 1700-1856. Tarih İncelemeleri Dergisi, 31 (2), 445-470. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/egetid/issue/26900/282831
MLA İşçi, O . "Making Sense of Russian Imperialism: Warfare, Domestic Reform, and Absolutism, 1700-1856". Tarih İncelemeleri Dergisi 31 (2016): 445-470 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/egetid/issue/26900/282831>
Chicago İşçi, O . "Making Sense of Russian Imperialism: Warfare, Domestic Reform, and Absolutism, 1700-1856". Tarih İncelemeleri Dergisi 31 (2016): 445-470
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