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The Russian Empire 1450-1801$
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Nancy Shields Kollmann

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199280513

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.001.0001

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The Chronological Arc

(p.9) Prologue
The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Nancy Shields Kollmann

Oxford University Press

This work takes a thematic approach in general chronological order, with more detailed event-based history left to the background. In some cases, it is built into the chapters: Chapters 7 and 13 concerning imperial ideology, for example, pause to recount the vagaries of dynastic succession behind confident claims of seamless God-given power. In other cases events and institutions are mentioned for which the reader might wish prior knowledge. This prologue therefore provides a quick chronological overview of early modern Russian history, focusing on political events: first domestic chronicle, then foreign policy....

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