The Making of Russian Absolutism 1613-1801: 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Making of Russian Absolutism 1613-1801

2nd Edition

By Paul Dukes


250 pages

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Paperback: 9780582003248
pub: 1990-11-05
Hardback: 9781138836136
pub: 2015-02-09

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Revised and expanded, the second edition of this fascinating study surveys the first two centuries of Romanov rule from the foundation of the dynasty by Michael Romanov in 1613 to the accession of Alexander I in 1801.

The central theme of the book is the growth of absolutism in Russia throughout these years, and it traces in detail how the Russian variety of what was a contemporary European phenomenon came fully into being.

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition. Preface to the second edition. List of maps. 1. Introduction - Reconstruction under the Romanovs: Michael 1613-1645. 2. New foundations: from Alexis to the Regent Sophie, 1645-1689. 3. The new structure: Peter the Great, 1689-1725. 4. Renovation and the extension: Anna, Elizabeth and others, 1725-1761.

5. Enlightened completion: Peter III and Catherine the Great, 1761-1796. 6. Improvement or deterioration?: Paul (1796-1801) and sons. Conclusion. Select bibliography. Maps. Index

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Longman History of Russia

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union