Paul I of Russia

    Page 1 of 15 - About 143 Essays
  • Nobility In 1760 And 1860: An Analysis

    status they believe the tsar to have above them was no longer seen as significant, even amongst groups that are conventionally believed to be a center in beliefs. Such a lack of respect was not the only derivative of the actions of the monarch with the emancipation, but also a lack of trust in the decisions that the monarch may make. To compensate for such distrust, the nobles take a tone which is assertive over Alexander, implying that their suggestions are more conducive to improving the welfare of the Russian state. They write to the Tsar “But there is still much to do in order to rebuild the shaken edifice of the state on firm foundations.”, insisting that Alexander understands that the abolition of serfdom does not resolve the issues of Russia completely, rather produces a degree of instability in itself that the State must deal with, in order to sustain itself. The nobles taking a tone of educating the Tsar is an indication of the belief that they, as the nobility understood what needed to be done, while Alexander did not, which would not have been done by Catherine’s nobility. Interestingly, these characteristics carry over in the specific concerns brought up to the Tsars in power. The concerns brought to Catherine take the form of a recommendation, as the nobles believe her to be capable of properly deciphering how to go about resolving their issues. Their request focuses more so on the government providing clarity on how certain societal functions are defined, in…

    Words: 1418 - Pages: 6
  • Turgenev's Criticism Of Bazarov By Turgenev

    There is no doubt that Turgenev had reformist tendencies; he moved amid the circles of the Russian intelligentsia (Freeborn 1994, 39), which would have in turn born some influence on him. Since the 1860s, however, Turgenev’s work has met with criticism revolving around ideology versus poeticism, and at the center of this argument is Bazarov. In regard to this controversial character, Turgenev said, ‘in the main character, Bazarov, there lay the figure of a young provincial doctor that struck me’…

    Words: 2152 - Pages: 9
  • Catherine The Great: Catherine's Rise To Power

    search for love in her later life (Massie, 6). Catherine the Great rose to power and became the ruler of Russia in 1762. Catherine’s rise to power began…

    Words: 1162 - Pages: 5
  • How Did Tsar Nicholas II Rule Russia

    Russia was ruled by Tsars and followed a monarchy until 1917. The last Tsar of Russia was Nicholas II who brought industrial revolution in Russia. During those old days, one became a Tsar because they inherit, not because they were chosen to be Tsars because of their high qualifications. One of the events that enforced me to research on during our lecture was The French Revolution in 1792 and the Russian Tsar, Alexander I, in the revolution. It persisted for quite a long time (both Paul I and…

    Words: 1246 - Pages: 5
  • Catherine The Great Failure Of Catherine The Great

    was able to accomplish several amazing things as well as conquering many failures, making both into benefits for Russia. Catherine the Great was a German princess turned Russian Empress. She gained her throne through a coup d’état with her husband Peter III, ruling for 34 years until her death. Many believe Catherine the Great was a power hungry dictator, but Catherine ruled as an enlightened despot, this is shown with all the accomplishments she made to help Russia and not herself. Born on May…

    Words: 1149 - Pages: 5
  • Peter I The Great And The Westernization Of Russia

    Peter I the Great Peter I the Great is single-handedly responsible for the Westernization and the modernization of Russia. His multiple domestic reforms and border expansions transformed Russia from an isolated medieval country- that had remained nearly isolated from the Renaissance or Reformation of any kind- into a great modern power. Peter was born on June 9, 1672 in Moscow, Russia. Peter was the son of Tsar Aleksey I and Natalya Naryshkina, the czar’s second wife. Peter’s birth resulted…

    Words: 1105 - Pages: 5
  • A Comparison Of Vereshchagin And Napoleon I On The Borodino Heights

    This painting draws evident comparison to Napoleon I on the Borodino Heights (1897) in that Vereshchagin, using the accounts of Napoleon’s generals, painted Napoleon sitting with a look of frustration and an entourage of officers behind him as he attempts to watch what would be the bloodiest battle of the French invasion. While both paintings show emperors watching devastating battles, the focus of the painting is revealed by the framing of the scenes. Napoleon’s retinue takes up most of the…

    Words: 1973 - Pages: 8
  • Compare And Contrast Louis Xiv And Peter The Great

    Peter the Great used the Table of Ranks which placed superiority to those who were endowed and served in the military – not by birthright – with the highest civil rank being a chancellor. This improved Peter the Great’s control over how much power certain nobles had because they could not skip ranks and need to be promoted to advance. Louis XIV used the two main classes Nobles of the Robe and Nobles of the Sword. The Nobles of the Sword were those in the nobility by birthright – their…

    Words: 562 - Pages: 3
  • Peter The Great Research Paper

    Truly Great? Peter the Great of late seventeenth and early eighteenth century Russia was a highly controversial leader. On the one hand, he achieved his ultimate goal of making Russia a great European power, however on the other hand he took a path of violence and oppression to get there (“Czap”). Peter the Great was truly a great leader because he modernized by building up the military, integrated Russia into the global economy, and formed a unique Russian identity. His important reforms…

    Words: 1101 - Pages: 5
  • Compare And Contrast Absolutism

    reign of Louis XIV in France ( 1643 - 1715 ) and peter the Great in Russia ( 1682 - 1725 ) when louis xiv taken the throne in 1643 he began to established a solid foothold and prevent anyone being a threat to his throne, he excluded the noble from his council to reduce their power and influence. In return he gave them status which they enjoy and exempted from taxes. all noble of France were invited to lived in Versailles which…

    Words: 1350 - Pages: 6
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 15

Related Topics:

Popular Topics: