Law and History Review

"Becker has captured an essential aspect of Russian imperial culture, which retains its force today in the post-Soviet Russian Federation: the state was the ultimate source of status and identity for the vast majority of Russian subjects, even those who entered the so-called free professions... Becker's citations demonstrate her grasp of the comparative literature and the published primary and secondary sources... The illustrations are well chosen and illuminating. Becker's writing is clear, if somewhat repetitive, making the study accessible to a broad readership."
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Elisa M. Becker
$55.00 / €50.00 / £45.00