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Asiatic Neighbors (Paperback) Loot Price: R333
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Asiatic Neighbors (Paperback): Septimus Smet Thorburn
Asiatic Neighbors (Paperback): Septimus Smet Thorburn

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Septimus Smet Thorburn

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: 53 CHAPTER IV. EVOLUTION AND EFFECTS OF TZARDOM. STATUS OF INDIAN AND RUSSIAN PEOPLES CONTRASTED ? RUSSIAN LANDSCAPE ? AREA AND POPULATION ? RIVERS ? MOUNTAINS ? SEASONS ? THE MUZHIK ? NUMBERS AND DISTRIBUTION ? GREAT RUSSIANS ? MIGRATORY HABITS ? TARTAR DOMINION ? ITS EFFECTS ?RISE OF AUTOCRATIC FORM OF RULE?THE FIRST TZAR OF RUSSIA ? ENSLAVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE ? POWER OF THE NOBILITY ? STATE OF RUSSIA IN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ? PETER THE GREAT ?RUSSIA'S TCHINOVNIKS AND INDIA'S OFFICIAL CLASSES COMPARED COMPENSATION ALLOWANCES ? DISABILITIES OF ENGLISH OFFI- CIALS?RULERS AND RULED IN RUSSIA?PETER'S REFORMS ? FEEL- ING AGAINST GERMANS?FRENCH REVOLUTION?THE USES OF THE MASSES ? THE INVASION OF INDIA PROJECTED ? RUSSOPHOBIA ? EFFECT OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS. The kind of over-government which is unsettling Indian and the conservative habit of the native mind is honour- peoples able to the good intentions of the masters of India. Ct"' ""' Forgetful of the slow evolution of their own institu- tions, they are in too great a hurry to force the same blessings on their dependency; that is all. In Russia things are done differently. There the Government, fearing the people, deliberately keeps them abject and ignorant. Thus, whilst the Indian peoples participate in all the rights and privileges of citizenship in the greatest democratic empire in the world, the muzhiks of Russia are nearly as Russian landscape. Area and population. stagnant and brutish as they were five hundred years ago, before their princes had thrown oft" the Tartar yoke. Let us look into their history a little, and see how it is that whilst most of the world is progressing towards light, Russia is still sunk in medieval darkness, a sort of China in Europe. There is nothing beautiful, nothing joyous, i...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Septimus Smet Thorburn
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 100
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-44104-9
Barcode: 9780217441049
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-44104-1

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