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Genre: Nobility
Author: Paul Dukes
Publisher: CUP Archive
Release: 1967
File: 269 Pages
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Genre: Nobility
Author: Paul Dukes
Publisher: London : Cambridge U.P.
Release: 1967
File: 269 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015000514433

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Catherine the Great's treatment of the Russian nobility has usually been regarded as dictated by court politics or her personal predilections. Citing new archival sources, Robert Jones shows that her redefinition and reorganization of the Russian nobility were in fact motivated by reasons of state. In 1762, Peter III had "emancipated" the nobility from obligatory state service, and in the early years of her reign Catherine attempted to govern Russia through a bureaucratic administration. Although this threatened the provincial nobles with social and economic decline, the government was oblivious to their plight until the peasant revolt of 1773-1775 convinced Catherine that she could not provide Russia with a government capable of defending and promoting the national interest without them. This realization led to the formation of a new alliance between the state and the nobility, based on a mutual fear of peasant revolt and expressed first in the provincial reforms of 1775 and finally in Catherine's Charter to the Nobility of 1785. In the 1760's Catherine had hoped to forestall peasant uprisings by improving the lot of the serfs and limiting the authority of the serf-owners. But faced with the choice between controlling the serfs in a way open to abuses and eliminating abuses in a way that might lead to loss of control, Catherine chose the former. Her Charter committed the state to the preservation of serfdom and the reactionary ancien régime. Originally published in 1973. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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Genre: History
Author: Robert E. Jones
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release: 2015-03-08
File: 340 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781400872145

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Epic in scope, intimate in detail, heartbreaking in its human drama, this is the first book to recount the history of the nobility caught up the maelstrom of the Bolshevik Revolution and the creation of Stalin’s Russia. It is a book filled with chilling tales of looted palaces, burning estates, of desperate flights from marauding thugs and Red Army soldiers, of imprisonment, exile, and execution. It is the story of how a centuries’-old elite famous for its glittering wealth, its service to the Tsar and Empire, was dispossessed and destroyed along with the rest of old Russia. Drawing on the private archives of two great families – the Sheremetovs and the Golitsyns – Former People is also a story of survival, of how many of the tsarist ruling class, so-called “former people” and “class enemies,” abandoned, displaced, and repressed, overcame the loss of their world and struggled to find a place for themselves and their families in the new, hostile world of the Soviet Union. It reveals how even at the darkest depths of the terror, daily life went on—men and women fell in love, children were born and educated, friends gathered, simple pleasures were cherished. Ultimately, Former People is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

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Genre: History
Author: Douglas Smith
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release: 2012-10-25
File: 424 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780230764880

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Neither a comprehensive 'life and times' nor a conventional biography, this is an engaging and accessible exploration of rulership and monarchial authority in eighteenth century Russia. Its purpose is to see how Catherine II of Russia conceived of her power and how it was represented to her subjects. Simon Dixon asks essential questions about Catherin'es life and reign, and offers new and stimulating arguments about the Englightenment, the power of the monarch in early modern Europe, and the much-debated role of the "great individual" in history.

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Genre: History
Author: Simon Dixon
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-10-23
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317894834

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Perceptively depicting the 18th century as a transitional period in Russian history, the author recounts how during the reign of Catherine the Great, from 1762-1796, Russia was transformed from an Asiatic country to a strong European power.

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Genre: Russia
Author: Miriam Kochan
Publisher: London : Batsford ; New York : Putnam
Release: 1969
File: 182 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015050310955

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A research monograph that discusses the influence of Catherine of Russia on the leading figures of the French Enlightenment through her use of patronage, largess and political pressure. Also discusses French as the language of the Russian Court and the widespread distribution of French ideas and philosophical concepts in 18th c Russian society.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Inna Gorbatov
Publisher: Academica Press,LLC
Release: 2006
File: 259 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781933146034

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"This book is an important contribution to an understanding of the development of the Russian political tradition." -- Choice "... the fullest and most extensively researched narrative available in a western language on Peter III... " -- Slavic Review "... packed with information and convincing analysis... those familiar with eighteenth-century Russian history will find it most rewarding." -- Journal of Interdisciplinary History "A provocative reexamination of legislation and foreign policy under Peter III. Utilizing archival and published sources, Leonard shows this brief reign to have been a significant turning point in the evolution of economic and social policy. This work represents an important contribution to our understanding of eighteenth-century Russian monarchy." -- Richard Wortman "Leonard's convincing reassessment of the reign of Peter III squarely places it in the reformist tradition for which Catherine II claimed to have served as exclusive midwife. This is an impressive departure from received notions about the contrast between Peter's reign and that of his ambitious spouse."Â -- Michael F. Metcalf "... a well-drawn scholarly study... " -- Library Journal Portrayed as "a libertine, a halfwit, and a drunkard" by his wife, Catherine the Great, and the victim of a coup engineered by her, Peter III has received short shrift from historians. Carol S. Leonard challenges these interpretations and argues that his policies were firmly rooted in the traditions of Russian absolutism and the intellectual climate of his times.

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Genre: History
Author: Carol S. Leonard
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release: 1993-03-22
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 025311280X

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Since the work of Butterfield and Namier in the 1930s, it has commonly been said that eighteenth-century England appears atomised, left with no overall interpretation. Subsequent work on religious differences and on party strife served to reinforce the image of a divided society, and in the last ten years historians of the poor and unprivileged have suggested that beneath the surface lurked substantial popular discontent. Professor Cannon uses his 1982 Wiles Lecture to offer a different interpretation - that the widespread acceptance of aristocratic values and aristocratic leadership gave a remarkable intellectual, political and social coherence to the century. He traces the recovery made by the aristocracy from its decade in 1649 when the House of Lords was abolished as useless and dangerous. After the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the peerage re-established its hold on government and society. Professor Cannon is forced to challenge some of the most cherished beliefs of English historiography - that Hanoverian society, at its top level, was an open elite, continually replenished by vigorous recruits from other groups and classes. He suggests that, on the contrary, in some respects the English peerage was more exclusive than many of its continental counterparts and that the openness was a myth which itself served a potent political purpose. Of the prospering burgeoisie, he argues that the remarkable thing was not their assertiveness but their long acquiescence in patrician rule, and he poses the paradox of a country increasingly dominated by a landed aristocracy giving birth to the first industrial revolution. His final chapter discusses the ideological under-pinning which made aristocratic supremacy acceptable for so long, and the emergence of those forces and ideals which were ultimately to replace it.

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Genre: History
Author: John Cannon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 1987-05-07
File: 204 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521335663

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The reign of Alexander I was a pivotal moment in the construction of Russia's national mythology. This work examines this crucial period focusing on the place of the Russian nobility in relation to their ruler, and the accompanying debate between reform and the status quo, between a Russia old and new, and between different visions of what Russia could become. Drawing on extensive archival research and placing a long-neglected emphasis on this aspect of Alexander I's reign, this book is an important work for students and scholars of imperial Russia, as well as the wider Napoleonic and post-Napoleonic period in Europe.

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Genre: History
Author: Patrick O’Meara
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2019-05-30
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781788315678

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