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The House of Hemp and Butter: A History of Old Riga

Kevin C. O'Connor

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747687
eISBN:
9781501747700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747687.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Founded as an ecclesiastical center, trading hub, and intended capital of a feudal state, Riga was Old Livonia's greatest city and its indispensable port. Because the city was situated in what was ... More


Watering the Nations: Riga and the Northern Crusades

Kevin C. O'Connor

in The House of Hemp and Butter: A History of Old Riga

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747687
eISBN:
9781501747700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747687.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter explores the notion of Riga as a “city of God” to which thousands of monk-knights and other warriors arrived to do battle with the pagans in Livonia, which the crusaders called the “Land ... More


Western Borderlands in the Eighteenth Century

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/9780199280513.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The chapter explores the eighteenth-century expansion of the Russian empire west and into the Black Sea steppe, culminating in the political and judicial reforms of Catherine II in 1770s–80s that ... More


Trade, Tax, and Production

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/9780199280513.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter explores export and transit trade in the Russian empire through the seventeenth century. Trade arenas included: the White Sea, where from the 1550s naval goods (timber, tar, and rope) ... More


Conclusion: Constructing and Envisioning Empire

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/9780199280513.003.0024
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This concluding chapter addresses the issue of national consciousness, which for the Russian empire by the end of the eighteenth century remained “imperial” rather than “Russifying.” Catherine II ... More


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