Norman Stone, 7 July 1983
Show More The Crisis of the Old Order in Russia: Gentry and Government by Roberta ThompsonManning.
Princeton, 555 pp., £35.30, February 1983, 0 691 05349 9Show More
Mikhail Bakunin: A Study in the Psychology and Politics of Utopianism by Aileen Kelly.
Oxford, 320 pp., £17.50, November 1982, 0 19 827244 8Show More
“... looking ‘west’ in a countryside that looked ‘east’ had much to sharpen its sense of irony. Roberta ThompsonManning’s book concerns the Russian gentry in the last two decades or so of Tsarist Russia. It is a very large and dense book, with a list of sources (mainly Soviet) that goes on and on. She has used ...”