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Synthesizing numerous many years of scholarship by means of historians East and West, Barbara Evans Clements strains the main advancements within the historical past of ladies in Russia and their effect at the heritage of the state. Sketching lived reports around the centuries, she demonstrates the major roles that girls performed in shaping Russia's political, fiscal, social, and cultural improvement for over a millennium. the tale Clements tells is considered one of trouble and persistence, but additionally certainly one of success by way of girls who, for instance, promoted the conversion to Christianity, ruled estates, created nice paintings, rebelled opposed to the govt, verified charities, equipped the tanks that rolled into Berlin in 1945, and flew the planes that strafed the backing out Wehrmacht. This daunting and complicated background is gifted in a fascinating survey that integrates this scholarship into the sector of Russian and post-Soviet history.

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Actually, there were more. Cf. " Sumarokov's inscriptions (nadpisi) were gathered in Sumarokov, op. , I, 265-284, quoted from p. 280. 67 Aleksandr Petrovich Sumarokov, "Slovo Pokhvalnoe o Gosudare Imperatore Petre Velikom, sochincnnoe ko dniu Tezoimenitstva Eia Imperatorskogo Velichestva 1759 goda," op. , II, 219-228. 68 Sumarokov, op. , II, 221. , 225. " 70 If Sumarokov were less in the thrall of the reforming emperor than Feofan Prokopovich or Tatishchev had been, it was only in the sense that they could not have even imagined forgetting Peter the Great.

I shall use no examples, except for Rome. But even that is not sufficient. What the Neposes, the Scipios, the Marcelluses, the Reguluses, the Metelluses, the Catos, the Sullas accomplished in the two hundred and fifty years between the first Punic War and Augustus, Peter the Great did in the brief time of His life. To whom, then, shall I liken our Hero? I have often thought, what is like He, Who by an almighty wave of His hand rules the sky, the earth, and the sea: His spirit blows—and waters flow; He touches mountains—and they rise.

V. , Absoliutizm v. ) (Moscow, 1964), 428-459. Druzhinin skillfully presents Catherine the Great's rule as part and parcel of European enlightened despotism. He is unwilling, however, to extend this concept to the reign of Peter the Great, although he is fully aware of the many enlightened ideas and measures of the reformer, essentially because, in his opinion, the Russian economy was not ready for it until the second half of the century. Druzhinin also excludes the rule of Alexander I from enlightened despotism on the ground that it went beyond it in its constitutional appeal before finally turning to reaction.

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