A Man of Honour: Adam Czartoryski as a Statesman of Russia and Poland 1795-1831 by W. H. Zawadzki

A Man of Honour: Adam Czartoryski as a Statesman of Russia and Poland 1795-1831

byW. H. Zawadzki

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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This is a study of the extraordinary political career of Prince Adam Czartoryski, a Polish patriot who rose to become foreign minister of the Russian Empire under Tsar Alexander I. A controversial figure in both Poland and Russia, he played a leading role in the struggle against Napoleon andwas instrumental in the establishment of a Polish state at the Congress of Vienna. This scholarly and perceptive account, based on intensive research, explores the personal, political, ideological, and economic bases of Czartoryski's long association with Russia. It assesses his role in international relations during the Napoleonic era, and examines his contribution to the causeof enlightened reform. Czartoryski emerges as an intellectualizing statesman, a committed opponent of Napoleonic imperialism, an advocate of a new European order based on nationality and liberal constitutionalism, and an early exponent of Pan-Slavism. A Man of Honour sets Czartoryski in his context as a major figure in the political history of early nineteenth-century Europe and deepens our understanding of the complex elements at work in the emergence of modern Poland.

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W. H. Zawadzki is at Abingdon School.
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Title:A Man of Honour: Adam Czartoryski as a Statesman of Russia and Poland 1795-1831Format:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.06 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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This is a study of the extraordinary political career of Prince Adam Czartoryski, a Polish patriot who rose to become foreign minister of the Russian Empire under Tsar Alexander I. A controversial figure in the history of both Poland and Russia, Czartoryski played a leading role in the struggle against Napoleon Bonaparte and was instrumental in the establishment of a Polish state at the Congress of Vienna. W. H. Zawadzki's scholarly and perceptive account, based on intensive research, explores the personal, political, ideological, and economic bases of Czartoryski's long association with Russia. He assesses his role in international relations during the Napoleonic era, and examines his contribution to the cause of enlightened reform. Czartoryski emerges as an intellectualizing statesman, a committed opponent of Napoleonic imperialism, an advocate of a new European order based on nationality and liberal constitutionalism, and an early exponent of Pan-Slavism. A Man of Honour sets Czartoryski in his context as a major figure in the political history of early ninetee

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`quite excellent work ... W.H. Zawadzki tells with accuracy, fullness and imagination the story of the most notable 'Notable'... illuminates the international relations of the Baltic, Black Sea, Mediterranean and East European worlds to a most commendable degree ...Overall, this work is atriumph of research, thought and organization.'Michael Hurst, St John's College, Oxford, EHR Feb. 96