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Published: 20 March 2014

306 Pages | 5 black and white maps


ISBN: 9780199591770

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The Tsar's Foreign Faiths

Toleration and the Fate of Religious Freedom in Imperial Russia

Paul W. Werth

Oxford Studies in Modern European History

  • Covers almost 150 years of Russian history, spanning the entire tsarist empire
  • Offers the only broadly comprehensive religious history of the Russian Empire, addressing such diverse traditions as Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism
  • Draws on materials from some fourteen archival repositories in five different countries
  • Places the evolution of religious freedom in Russia in a broader framework encompassing other European states
  • Integrates the secondary scholarship on particular cases, religious traditions, and locales to produce a unified synthetic account