ISBN-10:
1563245752
ISBN-13:
9781563245756
Pub. Date:
03/31/1997
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
The Russian Empire in the Eighteenth Century: Tradition and Modernization / Edition 1

The Russian Empire in the Eighteenth Century: Tradition and Modernization / Edition 1

by Aleksandr Kamenskii, David Griffiths
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Overview

Russia's 18th-century drive toward modernity and empire under the two "greats" - Peter I and Catherine II - is captured in this work by one of Russia's outstanding young historians. The author develops three themes: Russia's relationship to the West; the transformation of "Holy Russia" into a multinational empire; and the effects of efforts to modernize Russia selectively along Western lines. Writing in a clear, crisp style, Kamenskii enlivens the narrative with observations from contemporary literary figures and political commentators that point up the lasting significance of the events he describes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781563245756
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/31/1997
Series: New Russian History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

The "Third Rome" on the Eve of Reform; The Birth of the Reforming Tsar; The Origins of Empire; "You Know Who's Daughter I Am"; The Era of Catherine the Great; The Empire Advances; "He Wanted to Become Ivan IV";

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