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Author Šapoka, Mindaugas, author.

Title Warfare, loyalty and rebellion : the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Great Northern War, 1709-1717 / by Mindaugas Sapoka
Edition 1st edition
Published New York : Routledge, [2018]
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Contents Warfare -- The council of Warsaw -- Efforts to continue the war -- The Lithuanian budget -- Local politics -- Between loyalty and rebellion -- Russian influence -- The internal struggles -- Fatal decision -- Rebellion -- The Confederation of Vilnius -- Nationwide uprising -- Constructing the peace agreement -- Conclusions
Summary "This book examines the politics of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania during the crucial period between the Russian tsar Peter the Great's victory over Sweden at the battle of Poltava and the 1717 Silent Sejm, the Polish-Lithuanian parliament's session which is traditionally seen as responsible for opening the way to Russian domination of Polish-Lithuanian politics. It not only challenges the accepted view of the passivity of the Lithuanian gentry and their subservience to the Russians, but also presents a clear view of how the Lithuanian economy and political system were functioning in 1710-1717, factors which have never been studied in depth in any language. Šapoka argues that much more blame for the Confederations of Vilnius and Tarnogród that had led to the Silent Sejm can be attributed to the Polish King Augustus II than is argued by the conventional scholarship. By so completely and deliberately ignoring the Commonwealth's institutions and refusing to work within them, the Polish king provoked justified suspicion that by destroying the basis of the consensual political system, he wanted to introduce absolute monarchy."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Northern War (1700-1721)
Northern War, 1700-1721.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Former Soviet Republics.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
Politics and government.
Lithuania (Grand Duchy) -- History
Lithuania (Grand Duchy) -- Politics and government
Europe -- Lithuania (Grand Duchy)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017034358
ISBN 131554766X
Other Titles Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Great Northern War, 1709-1717