Portland State University. Department of History
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (109 p.)
Public opinion, Soviet Union -- Foreign public opinion, Russia -- History -- Catherine II (1762-1796)
The question of Russia’s relationship to Western European culture has been discussed by historians of Russian civilization for several centuries. This study aims to broaden the understanding of that relationship by investigating some of the conditions of eighteenth century Russia and Europe which led the Western Europeans to formulate an image of Russia, of Russian civilization, and of the role that Russia should play in Western European affairs. This study attempts to provide the views of a cross-section of eighteenth century Western Europeans and Americans toward the Russia of Empress Catherine II, 1762-1796.
Menze, Janet L., "Changing Western Images of Russia During the Reign of Catherine II, 1762-1796" (1973). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1994.