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

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Overview

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: 4/28/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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
Introduction 1
1 In the Russian Orbit: A Journey to St Petersburg 7
2 Friendship, Love, and the Unofficial Committee (1795-1803) 33
3 Towards a New International Order (1803) 61
4 Standing Up to Bonaparte (1804) 92
5 The Tortuous Path to Austerlitz (1805) 111
6 After Austerlitz: Demand for Action (1806) 137
7 Napoleon on Russia's Doorstep and the Voice of Cassandra (1806-1808) 164
8 Caught in the Cross-Fire (1809-1812) 188
9 The Turning of the Tide (1813-1814) 209
10 Vienna: The Struggle for Polish Statehood (1814-1815) 234
11 Unfulfilled Expectations (1815-1819) 259
12 Between Reaction and Revolution (1820-1830) 281
13 The End of the Russian Connection (1830-1831) 300
Epilogue 322
Bibliography 336
Index 361
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