By K.A. Papmehl
This research is an elevated and revised model of a thesis accredited for the Ph. D. measure via the collage of London in 1965. My honest thank you visit Dr. Bertha Malnick, previously of the college of Slavonic and East ecu experiences, for her useful recommendation, feedback, and inspire ment. a few of the fabric utilized in Chapters 3 and 4 has been released past within the Slavonic & East ecu evaluation, and i'm thankful to the Editors of that magazine for his or her type permission to attract on it for the current objective. such a lot of my study was once conducted within the libraries of the British Museum and of the varsity of Slavonic and East eu reports, and that i desire to thank the various individuals of the workers of either those associations who facilitated my labours. My thank you additionally visit the women of York collage Secretarial providers inquisitive about getting ready the manuscript for the clicking. eventually, i need to recognize the enormous debt of gratitude lowe to my spouse, with no whose co-operation the total undertaking might by no means have materialised. The accountability for all evaluations expressed during this booklet and for all its shortcomings is completely my very own. Toronto, Canada December 1970 advent The eighteenth century for Russia marks the transition from the medieval (i. e. non secular) to the trendy ecu (i. e.
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