The second partition of Poland : a study in diplomatic history / by Robert Howard Lord.


Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1915.

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Subjects Poland -- History -- Second partition, 1793.
Poland.
Series Harvard historical studies ; v. 23.
Description xxx, 586 pages ; 23 cm.
Copyright Date 1915.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 557-572) and index.
Thesis/Dissertation Ph. D. Harvard University 1910
Contents Introduction. The Polish question ; Causes of the decline of Poland ; Poland in the middle of the eighteenth century ; The development of the Polish question as an international problem ; The first partition -- The state of Poland after the first partition : the beginning of national revival. Political conditions ; Signs of national revival ; The reform movement -- The Austro-Russian Alliance and the outbreak of the Russo-Turkish War. The policy of the neighboring powers towards Poland after the first partition ; Relations of the three eastern powers with one another ; Outbreak of the Oriental War -- The Designs of Prussia. The Hertzberg Plan ; Counter measures of the Imperial Courts -- The plan for a Russo-Polish alliance. Stanislas' plan for an alliance with Russia ; The secret designs of Potemkin ; Catherine's plans for the alliance ; The collapse of the plan before the opposition of Prussia -- The overthrow of Russian rule in Poland. Public opinion on the eve of the Great Diet ; The Diet effects a revolution ; Attitude of Prussia towards the revolution at Warsaw ; Attitude of the Imperial Courts -- The Prusso-Polish Alliance. General reflections on this alliance ; Origin of the project ; Realization of the project -- Reichenbach. Leopold II ; The Austro-Prussian negotiation ; Austrian appeals to Russia ; The convention of Reichenbach ; Results -- Catherina Constans Invicta. The problem of imposing the status quo upon Russia ; Deliberations at Berlin and London ; Diplomatic battles ; The crisis ; The backdown of the Triple Alliance -- The Revolution of the Third of May and the formation of the Austro-Prussian Alliance. The third of May ; Attitude of the neighboring powers ; The Vienna Convention of July 25, 1791 -- The development of the French and Polish questions to the death of Leopold II. Austria's first proposals for a General Concert on French Affairs ; Leopold's effort in behalf of Poland ; Discussions between Austria and Prussia ; Further aggravation of the crisis -- The outbreak of war in east and west. Russian designs against Poland ; Development of the Empress' plans ; "The death-sentence of Poland" ; The origins of the Polish-Bavarian project ; The German powers and the intervention in France ; The Russian intervention in Poland -- The Russian reconquest of Poland. Polish preparations for resistance ; The campaign of 1792 ; The collapse of the national resistance ; Attitude of the German powers ; The Empress renews her alliances with both the German powers -- Austria and Prussia agree upon a partition. Prussia takes the initiative in proposing a partition ; Kaunitz's fruitless opposition and retirement ; Austrian overtures to Russia ; Reciprocal advances between Russia and Prussia -- Austria and Prussia disagree about the partition. The demand for Ansbach and Baireuth ; Austria insists upon her demand ; The Prussian resistance stiffens ; Perplexity and vacillation at Vienna -- The note of Merle. The beginning of Spielmann's negotiation ; A momentous turn in Prussian policy ; A provisional agreement -- Haugwitz's final negotiation at Vienna. Dismal situation of Austria at the close of 1792 ; New policy of the Imperial Cabinet ; A chaos of misunderstandings -- The Russo-Prussian Partition Treaty. Catherine appears to favor a partition ; Catherine appears to be opposed to a partition ; The dénouement ; The secret convention of January 23, 1793 ; Preliminary measures for executing the partition -- The attitude of Austria towards the partition. The communication of the convention at Vienna ; Thugut's début ; Results of Thugut's first action ; Further development of Thugut's campaign ; The Lehrbach Mission ; Final negotiations of Austria with Russia regarding the second partition -- The attitude of England and France toward the partition. England ; France -- The Diet of Grodno and the consummation of the partition. Preparations for the Diet ; The Russian Treaty ; The Prussian Treaty ; Final labors of the Diet -- Conclusion. With regard to Poland ; With regard to Prussia ; With regard to Russia ; Broader aspects of the partition.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Poland
Network Numbers (OCoLC)931408
(OCoLC)ocm00931408
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WorldCat Identities Lord, Robert Howard, 1885-1954.
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