The Resource Reform and regicide : the reign of Peter III of Russia, Carol S. Leonard

Reform and regicide : the reign of Peter III of Russia, Carol S. Leonard

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Reform and regicide : the reign of Peter III of Russia
Title
Reform and regicide
Title remainder
the reign of Peter III of Russia
Statement of responsibility
Carol S. Leonard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The victim of a coup engineered by his wife, the future Catherine the Great, who portrayed him as "a libertine, a halfwit, and a drunkard whose contempt for ordinary decency and for his country made imperative his removal," Emperor Peter III has received short shrift from Russian and Western historians. Challenging traditional interpretations, Carol S. Leonard argues that the policies and legislation pursued by Peter III during his short reign in 1762 were not foolish and arbitrary but rather were firmly rooted in the traditions of Russian absolutism and the intellectual climate of the mid-eighteenth century. Leonard views Peter III as a serious ruler who, with a circle of talented advisors, instituted fundamental changes of an enlightened nature. Important turning points during Peter III's reign involved the emancipation of the nobility from compulsory service, the secularization of church property, the institution of progressive economic policies, the extrication of Russia from its costly participation in the Seven Years War, and the inception of an alliance with Prussia that was to be the cornerstone of Russian foreign policy through much of the Imperial period
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leonard, Carol Scott
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
DK166
LC item number
.L64 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peter
  • Peter
  • Pierre
  • Peter (Russland, Zar, III.)
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Russie
  • Russland
  • Hervormingen
  • Rois et souverains
  • Politik
Label
Reform and regicide : the reign of Peter III of Russia, Carol S. Leonard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Origins of reform -- Emancipation of the Russian nobility -- Secularization of the ecclesiastical estates -- National revenues -- Foreign policy -- Why the coup? -- Conclusion: Russian autocracy at mid-century
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780253333223
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
92005176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25410836
  • (OCoLC)ocm25410836
Label
Reform and regicide : the reign of Peter III of Russia, Carol S. Leonard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Origins of reform -- Emancipation of the Russian nobility -- Secularization of the ecclesiastical estates -- National revenues -- Foreign policy -- Why the coup? -- Conclusion: Russian autocracy at mid-century
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780253333223
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
92005176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25410836
  • (OCoLC)ocm25410836

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