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The Formation Of Muscovy 1300 1613

Author: Robert O. Crummey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317871995
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This is a comprehensive account of the rise of the late medieval Russian monarchy with Moscow as its capital, which was to become the territorial core of the Soviet Union. The legacy of the Grand Princes and Tsars of Muscovy -- a tradition of strong governmental authority, the absence of legal corporations, and the requirement that all Russians contribute to the defence of the nation -- has shaped Russia's historical development down to our own time.

Russia In The Age Of Modernisation And Revolution 1881 1917

Author: H. Rogger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131787272X
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Hans Rogger's study of Russia under the last two Tsars takes as its starting point what the Russians themselves saw as the central issue confronting their nation: the relationship between state and society, and its effects on politics, economics and class in these critical years.

The Russian Empire 1450 1801

Author: Nancy Shields Kollmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199280517
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Modern Russian identity and historical experience has been largely shaped by Russia's imperial past: an empire that was founded in the early modern era and endures in large part today. The Russian Empire 1450-1801 surveys how the areas that made up the empire were conquered and how they were governed. It considers the Russian empire a 'Eurasian empire', characterized by a 'politics of difference': the rulers and their elites at the center defined the state's needs minimally - with control over defense, criminal law, taxation, and mobilization of resources - and otherwise tolerated local religions, languages, cultures, elites, and institutions. The center related to communities and religions vertically, according each a modicum of rights and autonomies, but didn't allow horizontal connections across nobilities, townsmen, or other groups potentially with common interests to coalesce. Thus, the Russian empire was multi-ethnic and multi-religious; Nancy Kollmann gives detailed attention to the major ethnic and religious groups, and surveys the government's strategies of governance - centralized bureaucracy, military reform, and a changed judicial system. The volume pays particular attention to the dissemination of a supranational ideology of political legitimacy in a variety of media - written sources and primarily public ritual, painting, and particularly architecture. Beginning with foundational features, such as geography, climate, demography, and geopolitical situation, The Russian Empire 1450-1801 explores the empire's primarily agrarian economy, serfdom, towns and trade, as well as the many religious groups - primarily Orthodoxy, Islam, and Buddhism. It tracks the emergence of an 'Imperial nobility' and a national self-consciousness that was, by the end of the eighteenth century, distinctly imperial, embracing the diversity of the empire's many peoples and cultures.

Erinnerungen Der Kaiserin Katharina Die Gro E Gesamtausgabe

Author: Katharina die Grosse
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027217253
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Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. (Auch als "Erinnerungen der Kaiserin Katharina II von ihr selbst geschrieben" bekannt). Katharina II., genannt Katharina die Große (1729 - 1796), war ab dem 9. Juli 1762 Kaiserin von Russland, Herzogin von Holstein-Gottorf und ab 1793 Herrin von Jever. Sie ist die einzige Herrscherin, welcher in der Geschichtsschreibung der Beiname die Große verliehen wurde. Katharina II. ist eine Repräsentantin des aufgeklärten Absolutismus.

Das Wunder Europa

Author: Eric L. Jones
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161520709
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"Jones beschreibt in seinem Werk die Entwicklung Europas in langfristiger Sicht. Dabei legt er besonderes Gewicht auf die Zeit zwischen 1400 und 1800 und auf Vergleiche mit Asien. Das System, das damals in Europa entstand, ist wichtig für die Geschichte dieses Erdteils und als Vorläufer für die USA, Kanada, Australien, Neuseeland, Lateinamerika und Südafrika." -- Herausgeber.