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Alexander I: Tsar of war and peace / Alan Palmer.


1st U.S. ed.. New York : Harper and Row, [1974] .
ISBN 9780060132644, 0060132647

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Subjects Alexander I, Emperor of Russia, 1777-1825
Alexander I, Emperor of Russia, 1777-1825.
Alexandre Ier, empereur de Russie, 1777-1825.
Russia -- History -- Alexander I, 1801-1825.
Russia.
Russie -- Histoire -- 1801-1825 (Alexandre Ier)
Description xviii, 487 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1974]
©1974
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 462-470).
Contents 1. The Crow in Peacock Feathers -- The Bronze Horseman -- Alexander's Childhood -- Betrothal and Marriage -- The Last Years of Catherine II -- The Succession in Doubt -- 2. Empire on Parade -- The Grand Duke Comes to Town -- Doubts of a Tsarevich -- Suvorov in Italy and Switzerland -- Mounting Tension in the Capital -- Murder at the Mikhailovsky (March 1801) -- 3. The Cracking of the Ice -- A Promise of Reform -- The Secret Committee and its Enemies -- Alexander's Coronation in Moscow (September 1801) -- 4. "The Emperor Wants it Thus" -- Foreign Affairs: Isolation or Alignment? -- Governmental Reform and the Primacy of Vorontsov -- Alexander, Elizabeth and Maria Naryshkin -- 5. Shadow of War -- Alexander Disillusioned with the First Consul (1803-4) -- Czartoryski, Novosiltsov and the Grand Design of 1804 -- Military Plans and the Polish Question -- Alexander at Pulawy and Berlin (October-November 1805) -- 6. Austerlitz and After -- Alexander and Kutuzov in Moravia -- Peace Parleys -- The Battle of Austerlitz (2 December 1805) -- Alexander Humiliated -- 7. Anathema -- Inquest on Austerlitz -- The End of Government by the Tsar's Friends -- Across the Bridge -- Preparing for War on Two Fronts, 1806 -- Eylau and Friedland -- 8. Tilsit -- Alexander and Napoleon Meet in Midstream -- The Fine Phrases of Tilsit -- The Tilsit Settlement (July 1807) -- 9. As Destiny Demands -- The Effects of Tilsit Abroad -- Alexander's Throne in Danger? -- Caulaincourt Arrives in St. Petersburg (December 1807) -- The Death of Lisinka (May 1808) -- Erfurt -- 10. The Primacy of Speransky -- The Rise of Michael Speransky -- The Reforms of 1808-9 and their Critics -- The Council of State at Work -- 11. The Viceroy -- Caulaincourt: The Prussian Royal Visit; and the Marriage of Catherine -- Russia and Napoleon's 1809 Campaign -- A Russian Empress for the French? -- 12. "Blood Must Flow Again" -- Alexander at Tver and Gruzino -- Personal Sorrows, 1810 -- Alexander takes Russia out of the Continental System -- The War Scare of 1811 -- Discomforted Diplomats -- Portents and Military Plans -- The Fall of Speransky and Alexander's Departure for the Army.
13. Captain in the Field -- The Pleasures of Vilna -- The Eve of Invasion, 1812 -- Resolution and Retreat -- From Vilna to Drissa -- 14. The Razor-Edge of Fate -- Alexander in Moscow (July 1812) -- The Clamour for Kutuzov -- Bernadotte; General Wilson; and Germaine de Staël -- Borodino and its Consequences -- Plain Speaking from a Sister -- Alexander Refuses to Make Peace -- 15. Tsar with a Mission -- Vilna Again (December 1812-January 1813) -- The Liberation of Prussia -- The Changing Fortunes of War (Spring 1813) -- Diplomatic Interlude (June-August 1813) -- The Battles of Dresden and Leipzig and the Race for Frankfurt -- The Campaign in France, 1814 -- Alexander Enters Paris (31 March 1814) -- 16. Paris and London -- The Tsar, Talleyrand and Caulaincourt (April 1814) -- Peacemaking in Paris -- Catherine Blazes an English Trail -- Alexander in England (June 1814) -- 17. The Panorama of Europe -- Preparing for the Vienna Congress in St. Petersburg and at Pulawy -- Alexander in Residence at the Hofburg -- Congress Diplomacy (October 1814-February 1815) -- Alexander's Change of Heart -- Napoleon's Return from Elba and the Close of the Vienna Congress -- 18. Holy Alliance -- The Heilbronn Prophetess -- Peacemaking in Paris Once More -- Julie von Krüdener at Her Prime -- The Treaty of the Holy Alliance, 26 September 1815 -- Disillusionment? -- 19. Contrasts -- Alexander in Congress Poland (November 1815) -- St. Petersburg Once More -- The Arakcheev System and the Military Colonies -- Imperial Weddings -- Alexander Continues his Spiritual Quest -- Disarmament and Foreign Affairs (1816-18) -- The Congress of Aix (1818) -- 20. The Absentee Tsar -- Sad News from Stuttgart (January 1819) -- Government by Post Chaise -- The Tsar Goes to Troppau -- Mutiny in the Semeonovsky Regiment (October 1820) -- Laibach and the Re-opening of the Eastern Question -- Alexander's Dilemma over the Greek Insurrection -- Vienna and Verona (1822) -- 21. "An Island Battered by the Waves" -- Procrastination -- Alexander's Illness; His Reconciliation with Elizabeth; and the Ascendancy of Photius -- The Flood of 1824 -- The Decision to go to Taganrog -- 22. Taganrog -- To the Sea of Azov -- Alexander in the Crimea -- The Last Fourteen Days -- The Aftermath -- Legends -- Genealogical Table.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Soviet Union
Network Numbers (OCoLC)886299
(OCoLC)ocm00886299
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WorldCat Identities Palmer, Alan, 1926-
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