By Charlotte E. Henze
This publication addresses basic concerns in regards to the final a long time of Tsarist Russia, contributing considerably to present debates approximately how some distance and the way effectively modernisation was once being applied by means of the Tsarist regime. It makes a speciality of successive outbreaks of cholera within the urban of Saratov at the Volga, specifically contrasting the outbreak of 1892 - greatly seemed on the time as a countrywide fiasco and a transformative episode for the Russian Empire - with the cholera epidemics of 1904-1910 whilst - regardless of thoroughly new clinical discoveries and administrative preparations - Russia suffered one other nationwide outbreak of the disease.
The e-book units those outbreaks absolutely of their social, financial, political and cultural context, and explains why a scientific and social catastrophe - which had lengthy because been triumph over in different components of Europe - persevered a lot later in Russia. It explores autocratic govt, city renewal, public overall healthiness, and catastrophe administration, together with the administration of common public hysteria and social unrest. The ebook additional analyses the assimilation of Western scientific wisdom, and the ensuing institutional and epistemological adjustments. total, it demonstrates that Russia’s clinical historical past used to be inseparably associated with the character of the tsarist regime itself in its disagreement with modernity.
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Disease, Health Care and Government in Late Imperial Russia: Life and Death on the Volga, 1823-1914 (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies) by Charlotte E. Henze