Enlightened Metropolis

Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855
Author(s): 
Martin, Alexander M.
ISBN: 
9780199605781
Date published: 
February 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

Through systematic comparisons with cities in Western Europe, Alexander Martin situates Moscow in the context of the emergence of urban bourgeois civilization in the West, and helps the reader understand both how Moscow became a modern city and why this successful modernization paradoxically helped delegitimize the tsarist regime.