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"This is a very important study for the information it gives and also for the insight into late Imperial Russia and its commercial elite, a group whose influence is still little known. To a great degree it challenges an older view of Imperial Russia as lacking a vital urban middle class." -- Steven Marks, Associate Professor of History, Clemson University

"The volume contains a wealth of new and little-known material. Its publication is extremely welcome, and it ought to receive a warm response from academics in several disciplines, most importantly, history and art." -- Jeffrey Brooks, Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University, and author of Thank You, Comrade Stalin! Soviet Public Culture from Revolution to Cold War

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1 St. Petersburg: Banking Center of the Russian Empire
2 European Business Culture and St. Petersburg Banks
3 Funded Loans in Petersburg and the Development of the Municipal Infrastructure, 1875-1916
4 The Banking Network of Moscow at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
5 Charitable Activities of Moscow Banks
6 Old Believers and New Entrepreneurs: Old Belief and Entrepreneurial Culture in Imperial Russia
7 Entrepreneurs and Philanthropy in Nizhnii Novgorod, from the Nineteenth Century to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

8 The Architecture of Petersburg Banks in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
9 The Architecture of Moscow Banks in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
10 From the Lower Depths to the Upper Trading Rows: The Design of Retail Shopping Centers in Moscow
11 Commerce and Architecture in Odessa in Late Imperial Russia
12 Creating a New Style in the Architecture of the Russian Provinces: The Case of Nizhnii
13 Pragmatic Pluralists in Gilded Age Chicago, Moscow, and Osaka: Making Fragmentation Work


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