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The Resource The Russian empire in the eighteenth century : searching for a place in the world, Aleksandr B. Kamenskii ; translated and edited by David Griffiths

The Russian empire in the eighteenth century : searching for a place in the world, Aleksandr B. Kamenskii ; translated and edited by David Griffiths

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The Russian empire in the eighteenth century : searching for a place in the world
Title
The Russian empire in the eighteenth century
Title remainder
searching for a place in the world
Statement of responsibility
Aleksandr B. Kamenskii ; translated and edited by David Griffiths
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
Russia's eighteenth-century drive toward modernity and empire under the two "greats"--Peter I and Catherine II - is fully captured in this new work by one of Russia's outstanding young historians. Kamenskii develops three themes: Russia's encounter with European civilization; the transformation of "Holy Russia" into a multinational empire; and the effects of efforts from above to modernize Russia selectively along Western lines. Writing in a clear, crisp style, the author enlivens his narrative with observations from contemporary literary figures and political commentators that illuminate the significance of the events he describes. In preparing this first history of eighteenth-century Russia to be written in many years, Kamenskii has drawn on the work of several generations of historians from many nations. His goal - gracefully achieved - has been to produce a readable, one-volume synthesis revealing the events and processes that were of greatest importance in transforming Russia into one of the world's most lasting empires
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DLC
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Kamenskiĭ, A.
Dewey number
947
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK127
LC item number
.K36 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Griffiths, David
Series statement
New Russian history
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Russia
Label
The Russian empire in the eighteenth century : searching for a place in the world, Aleksandr B. Kamenskii ; translated and edited by David Griffiths
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-296) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36327531
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781563245749
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97005683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Russian empire in the eighteenth century : searching for a place in the world, Aleksandr B. Kamenskii ; translated and edited by David Griffiths
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36327531
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781563245749
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97005683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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