Russian Political Institutions

Russian Political Institutions
Russian Political Institutions
Excerpt from Russian Political Institutions: The Growth and Development of These Institutions From the Beginnings of Russian History to the Present TimeSome time ago, meeting occasionally with Professor Bryce, author of "The American Commonwealth," I heard him say he was astonished not to see the appearance of a book on the history and present state of political institutions in Russia. Of course Englishmen have the excellent work of Mackenzie Wallace, rich in personal information collected by that author during a long stay in Russia; and the French, the profound and pleasantly written treatise of A. Leroy-Beaulieu, "The Empire of the Czars." But neither of these authors has seen fit to call the attention of the public to the special question of the evolution of the Russian political regime. I was obliged, therefore, to share in Professor Bryce's astonishment, and even to take his remark as an indirect hint for me to supply the lack in sources of information for Europeans on this subject, by a short sketch of Russia's institutional development.There are, of course, in the Russian language several excellent treatises written to serve this purpose, but even the best of them - the works of Professor Gradovsky and of Professor Korkounov - are quite too voluminous to be translated into a foreign tongue, and if they were translated, too technical to be well understood by the general reader. Furthermore, these books fail to cover the whole field of investigation into the origin of Russian institutions. And though Russian legal historians have treated this last subject at length in many valuable and suggestive monographs, these are too highly specialized for the foreign reader.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.