The Partitions of Poland 1772, 1793, 1795: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Partitions of Poland 1772, 1793, 1795

1st Edition

By Jerzy Lukowski


248 pages

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The Partitions of Poland were a key event in the power politics of the late ancien regime, and had major long term consequences for the balance of power in northern and eastern Europe. Over a period of twenty five years Catherine II (Russia), Frederick II (Prussia) and Maria Theresa and Joseph II (Austria) between them wiped Poland xxx; Europe's second largest countryxxx; off the political map, and Poland disappeared as a state for 120 years. Jerzy Lukowski's new account, the first comprehensive study of the topic in English since 1915, sets the Polish dimension of this story in its wider European context, illuminating the motives and attitudes of the participants and exploring its consequences. This is a major contribution to the diplomatic history of eighteenth century Europe.

Table of Contents

Maps 1. Poland and Europe in the eighteenth century 2. The breakdown of Reform 3. The First Partition 4.Consent and settlement 5. Interlude 6. The Second Partition 7. The Third Partition Epilogue Appendix: Manuscript sources for parliamentary assemblies Bibliography Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century