A Man of Honour: Adam Czartoryski as a Statesman of Russia and Poland, 1795-1831 / Edition 1

A Man of Honour: Adam Czartoryski as a Statesman of Russia and Poland, 1795-1831 / Edition 1

by W. H. Zawadzki
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198203039

ISBN-13: 9780198203032

Pub. Date: 04/28/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is a study of the extraordinary political career of Prince Adam Czartoryski, a Polish patriot who rose to become foreign minister of the Russian Empire under Tsar Alexander I. A controversial figure in the history of both Poland and Russia, Czartoryski played a leading role in the struggle against Napoleon Bonaparte and was instrumental in the establishment of a…  See more details below

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This is a study of the extraordinary political career of Prince Adam Czartoryski, a Polish patriot who rose to become foreign minister of the Russian Empire under Tsar Alexander I. A controversial figure in the history of both Poland and Russia, Czartoryski played a leading role in the struggle against Napoleon Bonaparte and was instrumental in the establishment of a Polish state at the Congress of Vienna. W. H. Zawadzki's scholarly and perceptive account, based on intensive research, explores the personal, political, ideological, and economic bases of Czartoryski's long association with Russia. He assesses his role in international relations during the Napoleonic era, and examines his contribution to the cause of enlightened reform. Czartoryski emerges as an intellectualizing statesman, a committed opponent of Napoleonic imperialism, an advocate of a new European order based on nationality and liberal constitutionalism, and an early exponent of Pan-Slavism. A Man of Honour sets Czartoryski in his context as a major figure in the political history of early nineteenth-century Europe and deepens our understanding of the complex elements at work in the emergence of modern Poland.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198203032
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1993
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
List of Abbreviations
Notes on Conventions
A Note on Sources
Genealogical Table of the Czartoryski Family
Introduction1
1In the Russian Orbit: A Journey to St Petersburg7
2Friendship, Love, and the Unofficial Committee (1795-1803)33
3Towards a New International Order (1803)61
4Standing Up to Bonaparte (1804)92
5The Tortuous Path to Austerlitz (1805)111
6After Austerlitz: Demand for Action (1806)137
7Napoleon on Russia's Doorstep and the Voice of Cassandra (1806-1808)164
8Caught in the Cross-Fire (1809-1812)188
9The Turning of the Tide (1813-1814)209
10Vienna: The Struggle for Polish Statehood (1814-1815)234
11Unfulfilled Expectations (1815-1819)259
12Between Reaction and Revolution (1820-1830)281
13The End of the Russian Connection (1830-1831)300
Epilogue322
Bibliography336
Index361

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