Northern Illinois University Press

Nicholas I

Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias

W. Bruce Lincoln

"Combines a concern for historical truth with a genuine narrative skill.... A learned, informative, and engrossing biography."—Russian Review

"The most balanced, reliable, and up-to-date treatment of its subject not only in English but in any language.... A thoroughly intelligent and learned investigation and presentation."—American Historical Review

"Richly documented, balanced, clear, and well-argued.... A first-rate achievement."—Slavic Review

(1989) 424 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87580-548-1
paper $21.00

Table of Contents

Part One: Prologue
1. 1825: The Emperor Is Dead! Long Live the Emperor!
2. The Education of a Drill-Master
Part Two: Genesis
3. The Genesis of the Nicholas System
4. The Heritage of the Holy Alliance
Part Three: Absolutism Triumphant
The Apogee of Autocracy
Europe's Gendarme Emerges
Part Four: The Attack Begins
7. Nicholas and Russia's Intellectuals
8. The Year 1848
Part Five: Dénouement
9. The Last Years of the Nicholas System
10. The Last Act: The Crimean War
Selected Bibliography

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ISBN: 978-0-87580-548-1
paper $21.00