Politics and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Russia: Collected Essays by Isabel de Madariaga, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Politics and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Russia

Collected Essays by Isabel de Madariaga, 1st Edition

By Isabel De Madariaga


312 pages

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Paperback: 9780582322554
pub: 1998-07-30
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This is a collection of thirteen major essays on eighteenth-century Russia by one of the most distinguished Western historians. They illustrate and explore three major themes: the development of the Russian state and Russian society, in the years when Russia was changing from a minor power on the European periphery to a major actor on the continental stage; the influence of western ideas and western thought on Russian politics and culture; and the impact of the Enlightenment on Russia. This is a substantial contribution not just to the history of Russia, but to early modern Europe generally.

Table of Contents

Part One: Russian Government and Society.

1. Tsar into Emperor:the title of Peter the Great.

2. Autocracy and Sovereignty.

3. Portrait of an Eighteenth-Century Russian Statesman: Prince Dmitry Mikhaylovich Golitsyn.

4. The Eighteenth-Century Origin of Russian Civil Rights.

Part Two: Social and Administrative Problems.

5. Penal Policy in the Age of Catherine II.

6. Catherine and the Serfs: A Reconstruction of Some Problems.

7. Freemasonry in Eighteenth-Century Russian Society.

8. The Foundation of the Russian Educational System by Catherine II.

Part Three: Catherine II, Russian society and the world of ideas.

9. Catherine the Great.

10. Catherine and the Philosophes.

11. Catherine and Montesquieu: Between M.M. Shcherbatovand Denis Diderot.

12. The Enlightenment in Russia.

13. The Role of Catherine II in the Literacy Life of Russia.


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General