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The book gives a detailed account of the nature of Russian peasant land tenure after the emancipation of the serfs, as well as discussing the condition of the peasantry at the start of the twentieth century. [...] was a political purpose to the reforms that was at least as important as the economic and social aspects; Stolypin's own experience as a landowner and as a provincial governor during 1905 had taught him that the causes of peasant discontent needed to be addressed if Russia was to avoid further revolution.
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"Liberal Reform in an Illiberal Regime. The Creation of Private Property in Russia, 1906-1915"Please download to view full document