Imperial Policies and Perspectives towards Georgia, 1760–1819

  • Authors
  • Nikolas K. Gvosdev

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series (STANTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Pages 1-13
  3. Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Pages 14-25
  4. Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Pages 46-62
  5. Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Pages 63-76
  6. Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Pages 135-140
  7. Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Pages 141-142
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 143-197

About this book


This book examines how the Russian Empire expanded across the barrier of the Caucasus mountains to take control of the Georgian lands at the close of the eighteenth century. With no organized plan for conquest, Imperial policy fluctuated based both on personnel changes in the Imperial government and strategic re-evaluations of Imperial interests. Particular attention is paid to the role of two significant individuals - Princes Potemkin and Tsitsianov - in pushing the Empire toward total incorporation.


bibliography eighteenth century empire Russia

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