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The Eighteenth Century in Russia after the Death of Peter the Great

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

in Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes 18th-century Russia after the death of Peter the Great as representing a distinct period in the history of Russian culture. It explains that this period marked a decisive break ... More


The Meanings of Property

Ekaterina Pravilova

in A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159058
eISBN:
9781400850266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159058.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter traces the history of property relations in Russia. It examines how Russian rulers came to respect private property as a bulwark of autocracy and what this respect meant for property in ... More


 Empires and Boundaries

Charles King

in The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195177756
eISBN:
9780199870127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177756.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Russian imperial expansion into the Caucasus began in earnest at the end of the eighteenth century, when Catherine the Great moved to take portions of eastern Georgia under Russian protection. From ... More


Eastern European Nations, Western Culture, and the Classical Tradition

Asen Kirin

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Russian and Bulgarian nation‐building was deeply rooted in the medieval past. Nevertheless, classical studies and ancient culture gained prominence in this process, expressing not ethnocentric but ... More


Between Paris and St. Petersburg

Alexander M. Schenker

in The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the equestrian monument as political art and Peter the Great's idea to commission a monument to himself in his own lifetime. It then describes Catherine the ... More


Forests, Minerals, and the Controversy over Property in Post-Emancipation Russia

Ekaterina Pravilova

in A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159058
eISBN:
9781400850266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159058.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

The idea of private property, borrowed by Catherine the Great from Europe, was transplanted into an economic order based on serfdom and hierarchical patrimonial relations. Peasants were seen as being ... More


Catherinian Chinoiserie

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye

in Russian Orientalism: Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great to the Emigration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110630
eISBN:
9780300162899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110630.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During the reign of Peter and his heirs, Russia had not shared much of Europe's eighteenth-century fascination with the Orient. Things would change when Catherine the Great seized the throne in a ... More


Gems and Ruins in Bourbon Naples

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

After the last Farnese duke died, the family art collection passed to Charles Bourbon, king of Naples, who turned his backward city into a mecca for Grand Tourists. They came to see the royal ... More


Catherine II and Enlightenment

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Catherine the Great’s contributions to Russian thought, with particular emphasis on how she used her political authority to invent or to broaden the public sphere and to promote ... More


Rediscovering Tauris

Edith Hall

in Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

An overview of the geographical, historical and archaeological aspects of Euripides' Iphigenia in Tauris shows how the setting of the play, on the Crimean coast of the Ukraine in the Northern Black ... More


Gavriil Derzhavin: Poetry and True Belief

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0011
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Russian poet Gavriil Romanovich Derzhavin’s political thinking, and particularly his belief in the enlightened, progressive, rule-of-law state outlined by Catherine the Great in ... More


Catherine the Great’s Embroidery and Maria Mitchell’s Stewpot: Discursive Domesticities

Marilyn Booth

in May Her Likes Be Multiplied: Biography and Gender Politics in Egypt

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224193
eISBN:
9780520925212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224193.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

A dominant tactical move in biographies of women with waged work or public careers is to assert the primacy of domestic loyalties while making the claim that duty at home need not obviate another ... More


Conclusions: Crimea and Beyond

Alexander Bitis

in Russia and the Eastern Question: Army, Government and Society, 1815-1833

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263273
eISBN:
9780191734700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263273.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Eastern crisis of the 1820s, the war of 1828–9, and the Russo-Turkish treaties of 1829 and 1833 collectively constituted the most decisive blows ever delivered to the Ottoman Empire by Russia. ... More


Ideas on Church and State

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0012
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines ideas on Church and state during the reign of Catherine the Great. The relationship between the Russian state and the Orthodox Church had been fundamentally transformed by the ... More


Radishchev and the “Radical” Enlightenment

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0015
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Aleksandr Nikolaevich Radishchev’s commitment to the Enlightenment ideals that may be considered “radical.” Radishchev, probably the most intrepid figure in late ... More


The Great Healer

Ethan Pollock

in Without the Banya We Would Perish: A History of the Russian Bathhouse

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780195395488
eISBN:
9780190051662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195395488.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

As elites in Russia became more integrated into Western culture, going to the banya became more associated with the unreformed peasantry and lower classes. Most outsiders, like the astronomer Chappe ... More


Karamzin’s Enlightened Conservatism

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0017
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin’s attempt to reconcile universal Enlightenment principles with political conservatism. Karamzin, the most talented and profound Russian ... More


Naturalists Plan a North Pacific Empire

Ryan Tucker Jones

in Empire of Extinction: Russians and the North Pacific's Strange Beasts of the Sea, 1741-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343416
eISBN:
9780199373819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343416.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

While fur traders hunted down North Pacific animals, natural historians in St. Petersburg such as Peter Simon Pallas tried to implement various plans for transforming the region. Their growing ... More


The Enigma of Mikhail Shcherbatov

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0016
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Mikhail Mikhailovich Shcherbatov’s perceived inconsistencies as a political thinker during the late eighteenth century. Shcherbatov has often been regarded as a social and ... More


Novikov and the Moderate Enlightenment

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0014
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Nikolai Ivanovich Novikov’s role in the promotion of moderate Enlightenment in the Catherinian era. Novikov could be described as a “fledgling of Catherine the Great,” one who ... More


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