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The attempt by Stanislaw August Poniatowski 1764 95 to create anew the Polish world was one of the most audacious enterprises of reform undertaken by any enlightened monarch in the eighteenth century Inspired by his love of England, the king s efforts helped bring about a flourishing of Polish culture and a constitution admired across Europe They also provoked the revenge of Russia and the partitioning of the state With new perspectives on the successes and limitations of the Polish Enlightenment, this book presents a dynamic interpretation of European culture in the eighteenth century....

Title : Poland's Last King and English Culture: Stanislaw August Poniatowski, 1732-1798 (Oxford Historical Monographs)
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ISBN : 0198207018
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Clarendon Press 1 edition May 14, 1998
Number of Pages : 400 pages
File Size : 979 KB
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