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Reform, Romance, and Revolution (1764–1848)

Robert E. Alvis

in White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271702
eISBN:
9780823271757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271702.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The 1764 election of King Stanisław August touched off a thirty-year period of reform in Poland-Lithuania, threatening Russian, Prussian, and Austrian control. In response, they divided the country ... More


‘Magna Britannia’: European Crisis, British Isolation, and Colonial Longing

D.H. Robinson

in The Idea of Europe and the Origins of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862925
eISBN:
9780191895432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862925.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, History of Ideas

This chapter reveals the continuity of colonial thinking about geopolitics after the end of the Seven Years War. It shows how the unsettled state of Europe continued to trouble colonists after 1763. ... 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


Eighteenth-Century Expansion: Siberia and Steppe

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/9780199280513.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the Russian empire’s expansion east and south into Siberia and the steppe in the eighteenth century. Regarding the conquest of Siberia, it explores the role of Cossacks, the ... More


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