By Piotr S. Wandycz
The Lands of Partitioned Poland, 1795-1918 comprehensively covers a major, advanced, and arguable interval within the heritage of Poland and East critical Europe, starting in 1795 while the remnanst of the Polish Commonwealth have been dispensed between Prussia, Austria, and Russia, and culminating in 1918 with the re-establishment of an self sufficient Polish country. till this thorough and authoritative learn, literature at the topic in English has been restricted to a couple chapters in multiauthored works.
Chronologically, Wandycz lines the histories of the lands less than Prussian, Austrian, and Russian rule, stating their divergent evolution in addition to the threads that sure them jointly. the result's a balanced, entire photo of the social, political, fiscal, and cultural advancements of all nationalities inhabiting the land of the previous commonwealth, instead of a restricted heritage of 1 country (Poland) and one humans (the Poles).
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18 THE LANDS OF PARTITIONED POLAND, 1795-1918 Duchy), the Polish-speaking group included a large part of the clergy, most of the burghers, the polonized Tatars, and even a sizable part of the peasantry. The classes that really mattered in eighte~nth century society were almost exclusively Polish, although not necessarily of ethnic Polish origin. The picture was somewhat different in the Ukraine, where the bulk of the population, including many burghers, was Ukrainian (Ruthenian); but even here the szlachta was almost entirely Polish.
He also told him of his plans to modernize Russia. A complex relationship between the two men developed (in which Alexander's wife, whom Czartoryski loved, 34 THE LANDS OF PARTITIONED POLAND, 1795-1918 also figured), and historians still disagree on whether it was the prince who influenced the tsar or the tsar who influenced the prince. When Alexander became tsar in 1801 he made Czartoryski the minister of foreign affairs (first under the old chancellor Aleksandr Vorontsov and then independently), a member of the Council on Education and later of the Council of State, and a senator.
He believed that only an inspiring program that took into account national aspirations and the desire for liberty could successfully compete with the goals of the French Revolution and those of Napoleon. Unification of the West German and Italian states figured in his program, as well as an international system of cooperation among states. The prince was undismayed by the seeming vagueness of such goals, and he said that, "If we wish to progress we must have an object we have not yet attained. " 3 Seen in the context of a day-to-day diplomacy, Czartoryski' s plans pointed to cooperation with England and were principally directed against Prussia.
The Lands of Partitioned Poland, 1795-1918 by Piotr S. Wandycz