The Emergence of the Eastern Powers, 1756-1775

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Cambridge University Press, 15 nov 2001 - 285 pagine
Throughout the nineteenth century, international relations in Europe were dominated by five great powers - Britain, France, Russia, Austria and Prussia. The creation of this system has been located traditionally in the long struggle with revolutionary and Napoleonic France. By contrast, this study demonstrates that its origins lie half a century earlier. During the third quarter of the eighteenth century, the European states-system was transformed by the military rise of Russia and Prussia in the Seven Years War of 1756-63. Eastern Europe became pre-eminent, and during the 1770s Poland was partitioned for the first time, while Russia and Austria also seized territory from the Ottoman empire. Europe's centre of gravity moved sharply eastwards, and by the later 1770s Russia was emerging as the leading continental power. This study, based upon manuscript and printed sources from six countries, provides a comprehensive analysis of these crucial events.
 

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Sommario

The rise of the eastern powers
11
The Seven Years War and the European states system
32
The domestic legacies of the Seven Years War
68
The stabilisation of Europe 17631766
103
Diplomacy and the eastern powers
140
From peace to war 17661768
162
The partition of Europe 17681772
187
The advance of Russia 17721775
225
Russia and the emergence of the eastern powers
249
Bibliography
259
Index
277
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Hamish Scott is Professor of International History, University of St Andrews. He is the author of The Rise of the Great Powers, 1648-1815 (1983, with D. McKay) and British Foreign Policy in the Age of the American Revolution (1990).

Hamish Scott is Professor of International History, University of St Andrews. He is the author of The Rise of the Great Powers, 1648-1815 (1983, with D. McKay) and British Foreign Policy in the Age of the American Revolution (1990).

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