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Book chapter

Российский абсолютизм в сравнительном освещении

С. 35-46.

 

 The article concerns the problem of the Russian absolutist monarchy of the XVIII - the beginning of XX-th centuries in a comparative perspective. The social function of absolutism consisted in national integration, cultural unification  and  social transformation of traditional society  by  using of legal and coercive measures. The crucial problem is the changing role of the bureaucracy which could be the main  protagonist  of reforms or, just the opposite – its main opponent.   From this point of view the author summarizes   positive and negative aspects of absolutist reforms making outlook on the comparative experience of other absolutist empires of Europe and Asia.

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Edited by: Н. Рогожин М.: Российская политическая энциклопедия, 2012.