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In the Russian Orbit: A Journey to St Petersburg

W. H. ZAWADZKI

in A Man of Honour: Adam Czartoryski as a Statesman of Russia and Poland 1795–1831

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203032
eISBN:
9780191675676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203032.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

After the invasion of Poland and seizure of their parent's landed fortune, the two young brothers, Prince Konstanty Czartoryski and Prince Adam Jerzy Czartoryski went on a journey to St. Petersburg. ... More


The Coming of Peace, 1781–1783

H. M. Scott

in British Foreign Policy in the Age of the American Revolution

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201953
eISBN:
9780191675096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201953.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The situation was indeed made worse when the Anglo-Dutch War came to rise, since the Dutch were traditionally viewed as British allies. Because of the Gordon Riots and how embassy chapels were ... More


The Enlightened Metropolis and the Imperial Social Project

Alexander M. Martin

in Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199605781
eISBN:
9780191750649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605781.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

This chapter introduces two of the book’s key concepts, the “enlightened metropolis” and the “imperial social project.” Both originated in the first decade of the reign of Catherine II. Moscow was ... More


Straws in the Wind: The Breakdown of the Old Order

William Doyle

in Aristocracy and its Enemies in the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199559855
eISBN:
9780191701788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559855.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the breakdown of the nobilities of Europe during the 18th century. Between 1772 and 1775 Russia was wracked by the greatest popular uprising of the century led by the Cossack ... More


Imperial Imaginary and the Political Center

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the ideological representations of empire and political legitimacy in the eighteenth century. It begins with the reformed Orthodoxy brought to Moscow in the late seventeenth ... More


Traditional Law: Patrimonial Property and Pressures for Change

William G. Wagner

in Marriage, Property, and Law in Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204473
eISBN:
9780191676291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204473.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter delves into the effects of existing tsarist property and inheritance law, an example of which is the conflict they bring to families during division and dispersal of properties. It ... More


Geographies of Authority

Kelly O'Neill

in Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300218299
eISBN:
9780300231502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218299.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter explores the administrative reorganization of the khanate and the development of new structures of authority. It describes the implementation of Catherine's provincial reform and charter ... More


Vienna: The Struggle for Polish Statehood (1814–1815)

W. H. ZAWADZKI

in A Man of Honour: Adam Czartoryski as a Statesman of Russia and Poland 1795–1831

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203032
eISBN:
9780191675676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203032.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes Vienna as it became an effective political and social centre of Europe. It also discusses Alexander's Polish policy and the obstacles facing it: the susceptibilities of Russian ... More


Locating Crimea in Russian History

Kelly O'Neill

in Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300218299
eISBN:
9780300231502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218299.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter locates Crimea in Russian history. Early in the spring of 1783, Empress Catherine II announced that Russia had at long last annexed the Crimean Khanate. Russia had annexed ... More


Despotism and Human Nature in Catherine II's Russia

Edward G. Gray

in The Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110555
eISBN:
9780300137811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110555.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses John Ledyard's experiences of despotism in Catherine II's Russia. For Ledyard, the habit of ordinary Russians from the lowliest serf to the most elevated aristocrat of ... More


Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855

Alexander M. Martin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199605781
eISBN:
9780191750649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605781.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

It is a cliché that tsarist Russia had two rival capitals: St Petersburg, Russia’s ”window to Europe” and Moscow, the tradition-bound metropolis of the Orthodox heartland. Enlightened Metropolis ... More


Town and Country

Richard Stites

in Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial Russia: The Pleasure and the Power

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108897
eISBN:
9780300128185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108897.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the role of the arts in the culture and society of towns and countryside in imperial Russia. It describes the private and public cultural places during the decades between the ... More


Nobility, Culture, and Intellectual Life

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0023
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter surveys the social, economic, and cultural status of Russia’s nobility in the eighteenth century. This was an “Imperial nobility” that integrated high-born elites from new lands—Baltic ... More


Army and Administration

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines reforms of army and administration across the eighteenth century. Under Peter I and his successors Russia’s navy expanded from virtually nothing to a fleet that defeated Sweden ... More


Introduction

Alexander M. Martin

in Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199605781
eISBN:
9780191750649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605781.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

Moscow in the eighteenth century appeared to Russian leaders as a backward, profoundly unenlightened city. This posed a threat to vital interests of the Russian monarchy, because Moscow was Russia’s ... More


Locke, Enlightenment, and Liberty in the Works of Catharine Macaulay and her Contemporaries

Karen Green

in Women and Liberty, 1600-1800: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198810261
eISBN:
9780191847301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810261.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter demonstrates how a number of women in eighteenth-century Europe exploited a contrast between ‘liberty’ and ‘licence’ in their political writings. The authors discussed include Catharine ... More


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