От Петра I до Павла I: Реформы в России XVIII века.
The book by A. B. Kamenskii, Professor of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, presents a new look at the history of reforms in Russia of the 18th century. The author considers it as a holistic process of transformation of society and the state, which went with different intensity, without interruption, throughout this period and to a large extent predetermined the development of the country in the next two centuries. This approach creates a new image of this most important era in Russian history, which began with the reforms of Peter the Great and ended with the overthrow of Paul I. The book analyzes the concepts of “reform” and “counter-reform” as a subject of historical research and proposes a methodology for studying these phenomena developed by the author. The book also refutes a number of persistent and widespread historical myths relating, in particular, the period after Peter the Great, social policy of Catherine II and others. The study is based on a wide source and historiographic base.