History of Russia, from the Foundation of the Monarchy by Rurik, to the Accession of Catharine the Second; In Two Volumes Volume 2

History of Russia, from the Foundation of the Monarchy by Rurik, to the Accession of Catharine the Second; In Two Volumes Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1800 edition. Excerpt: ...courage there-3, peace was rr'.ade.. r cantile privileges to a considerable extent in the territoriesi-belonging to Persia.-On this occafion the empress also concluded a defen ax6 I-IISTORY or twssm. with whom Rusi-iaiwas defirous of forming an alliance. The peace which Peter, when surrounded by the Turks, had been obliged to fign on the box-ders of the Pruth, the evacuationos Azof, 'the demolition of the fortifications at Taganrok, by which Rusiia was excluded from all the benesits of trade on the Euxine, the resusal of the porte to grant the imperial title to the monarch of Rusiia, the incurstons of the krimean and other Tartars, acknowledging the turkish supremacy, into the rusiian dominions, in which they ravaged large districts, and carried away many captives into bondage: all these circumstances together had already occasioned Peter to meditate a new war with the porte. In prosecution of this design, he strongly fortified the principal places of his empire in the ncighbourhood of Turkey, furnished them with provifion and military stores, and thus completely armed for war. But he died on the eve of it; and under Catharine I. and Peter II. the execution of theplan was no farther attempted.' Anne, however, revived the idea; entertaining the greater 'hopes of succeeding in this enterprizes as she now could rely on 3o, ooo auxiliaries from the emperor of Gerrnany, and had, besides, drawn the'Turks', now at peace with yRufiia, -into awar iagainst Eersta, and N for their ravages Hcommitted one the rufiian territory. From the Ukraine he proceeded 1-736 into the peninsiila of the Krimea. The Tartars, less fitted for fighting in the open field than for predatory excurstons and sudden attacks, suffered the rullian troops to advance unmolesled, thinking...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236591054
  • 9781236591050