An economic history of the last half of the 18th century
demonstrating the symbiotic economic relationship between Russia and
great Britain during the period. Kaplan (history, U. of Indiana)
presents new archival documents, interpreting a mountain of data from
customs and commercial manuscripts that indicate Russia contributed
to Britain's industrial revolution and imperial strategic military
and political power by its supply of manufactured and natural
resources. The research evaluation includes commercial policy prior
to Catherine II, Russian commodity exports, the influence of war and
contraband, and both the balance of trade and culture between the two
countries. Includes tables and graphs.
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