The Imperiia Project: a spatial history of the Russian Empire

The Past of (Many) Places (timelines & such)

The Baedeker Handbook contains historical sketches of Poland, Finland, the Caucasus, and of Russia itself. It is also riddled with historical notes and asides, often offered as footnotes to the itineraries. 

We have pulled this content out for you, in hopes that it will prove useful. It comes, as it does in the Handbook, in two formats:


In a few spots we have added a comment, clarification, or correction (such notes are always italicized), but otherwise these timelines recreate the information provided in the Handbook with minimal meddling.


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