During the third quarter of the eighteenth century, the European states-system was transformed by the military rise of Prussia and Russia. Eastern Europe became pre-eminent and during the 1770s, Poland was partitioned for the first time by its three neighbors, and two--Russia and Austria--also seized territory from the Ottoman empire. Europe's political center of gravity moved sharply eastwards, and by the later 1770s Russia was emerging as the leading continental state. Based on sources in six countries, this study provides the first survey of these crucial events.
Author: H. M. Scott Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 11/15/2001 Pages: 306 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.34lbs Size: 9.66h x 6.20w x 0.94d ISBN: 9780521792691
Review Citation(s): Choice 07/01/2002 pg. 2020
About the Author Scott, H. M.: - 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).