The Alcoholic Empire: Vodka & Politics in Late Imperial Russia

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The Alcoholic Empire examines the prevalence of alcohol in Russian social, economic, religious, and political life. Herlihy looks at how the state, the church, the military, doctors, lay societies, and the czar all tried to battle the problem of overconsumption of alcohol in the late imperial period. Since vodka produced essential government revenue and was a backbone of the state economy, many who fought for a sober Russia believed that the only way to save the country through Revolutionary change. This book traces ...

The Alcoholic Empire: Vodka & Politics in Late Imperial Russia 2002, Oxford University Press, USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780195160956

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The Alcoholic Empire: Vodka & Politics in Late Imperial Russia 2001, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195134315

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