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Paul I: A Reassessment of His Life and Reign

Paul I A Reassessment of His Life and Reign This book offers the first book length English language biography of Russian emperor Paul I since a translation Most of the essays have been written expressly for this volume They exa

  • Title: Paul I: A Reassessment of His Life and Reign
  • Author: Hugh Ragsdale
  • ISBN: 9780822985983
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book offers the first book length English language biography of Russian emperor Paul I 1754 1801 , since a 1913 translation Most of the essays have been written expressly for this volume They examine Paul s education, his mental pathology, his administrative aims, curious relations with the knights of Malta and with Bonaparte, and his struggles with the threateninThis book offers the first book length English language biography of Russian emperor Paul I 1754 1801 , since a 1913 translation Most of the essays have been written expressly for this volume They examine Paul s education, his mental pathology, his administrative aims, curious relations with the knights of Malta and with Bonaparte, and his struggles with the threatening ideas emanating from the French Revolution There is also a provocative new view of the conspiracy that took Paul s life.

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    About "Hugh Ragsdale"

    1. Hugh Ragsdale

      Hugh Ragsdale is an emeritus professor of history at the University of Alabama and a Slavic Studies scholar He received his B A from the University of North Carolina and his Ph.D from the University of Virginia.

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    1. Using Russian sources made available since the Revolution by authorities less invested in Paul I being a lunatic contrast to his son Alexander I, savior of Russia from the anti-Christ Napoleon, this is a useful and interesting collection of appraisals of his military reforms, foreign travels, diplomatic policy decisions and attempts to rein in the nobility. Ultimately, Ragsdale's contributors characterize the coup that ended Paul I's life as a Russian version of the Fronde, with similar results. [...]


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