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The Resource Russian monarchy : eighteenth-century rulers and writers in political dialogue, Cynthia Hyla Whittaker

Russian monarchy : eighteenth-century rulers and writers in political dialogue, Cynthia Hyla Whittaker

Label
Russian monarchy : eighteenth-century rulers and writers in political dialogue
Title
Russian monarchy
Title remainder
eighteenth-century rulers and writers in political dialogue
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Hyla Whittaker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Russian monarchs have long been regarded as majestic and despotic, ruling over mute and servile subjects in a vast empire isolated from the rest of the European continent. Challenging this view, Whittaker uncovers a political dialogue about the nature and limitations of monarchy in eighteenth-century Russia - an interchange that took place between rulers and writers under the influence of western and central European Enlightenment thinking. Roughly 250 authors participated in this public discourse on monarchical power, producing more than 500 publications and official pronouncements on monarchy."--Cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whittaker, Cynthia H.
Dewey number
320.947/09/033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JN6540
LC item number
.W475 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monarchy
  • Russia
  • Russia
Label
Russian monarchy : eighteenth-century rulers and writers in political dialogue, Cynthia Hyla Whittaker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-297) 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
Contents
  • The Call for Partners in Reform
  • The Problem of Dynastic Justification
  • The Elected Monarch
  • The Etiquette of Accession
  • An Alternative to Absolute Monarchy
  • The Concept of Legitimacy at Midcentury
  • The Legal Sovereign
  • Peter III and the Problem of Legitimacy
  • Catherine II and the Problem of Justification
  • The Idea of Legal Monarchy
  • Introduction: Literature on Monarchy--A Supragenre
  • The Promotion of a Legal Mentality
  • The Agent of History
  • Writing History during the Enlightenment
  • The Dynamic Dynasty
  • The Empirical Necessity of Absolute Power
  • The Dangers of Despotism
  • The Good Tsar
  • Advice Literature as Political Dialogue
  • The Need for a Moral Monarch
  • The Uses of Praise
  • Writing about Monarchy--A Historical Perspective
  • Ventures into Criticism: War, Flatterers, and Favorites
  • The Bad Tsar
  • The Desolation of Despotism
  • The Empress on Edge
  • Paul I
  • Conclusion: The Significance of the Eighteenth-Century Political Dialogue
  • The Classic Conventions
  • Russian Adaptations
  • Conceptualizing Monarchy in the Seventeenth Century
  • The Reforming Tsar
  • From Divine Right to Divine Duty
  • The Transvaluation of Monarchy
Control code
50958890
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780875803081
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002040951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Russian monarchy : eighteenth-century rulers and writers in political dialogue, Cynthia Hyla Whittaker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-297) 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
Contents
  • The Call for Partners in Reform
  • The Problem of Dynastic Justification
  • The Elected Monarch
  • The Etiquette of Accession
  • An Alternative to Absolute Monarchy
  • The Concept of Legitimacy at Midcentury
  • The Legal Sovereign
  • Peter III and the Problem of Legitimacy
  • Catherine II and the Problem of Justification
  • The Idea of Legal Monarchy
  • Introduction: Literature on Monarchy--A Supragenre
  • The Promotion of a Legal Mentality
  • The Agent of History
  • Writing History during the Enlightenment
  • The Dynamic Dynasty
  • The Empirical Necessity of Absolute Power
  • The Dangers of Despotism
  • The Good Tsar
  • Advice Literature as Political Dialogue
  • The Need for a Moral Monarch
  • The Uses of Praise
  • Writing about Monarchy--A Historical Perspective
  • Ventures into Criticism: War, Flatterers, and Favorites
  • The Bad Tsar
  • The Desolation of Despotism
  • The Empress on Edge
  • Paul I
  • Conclusion: The Significance of the Eighteenth-Century Political Dialogue
  • The Classic Conventions
  • Russian Adaptations
  • Conceptualizing Monarchy in the Seventeenth Century
  • The Reforming Tsar
  • From Divine Right to Divine Duty
  • The Transvaluation of Monarchy
Control code
50958890
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780875803081
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002040951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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