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Simon Dixon - The Modernisation of Russia, 1676-1825. This book covers the period in great detail (barring a few oversights or assumptions on the part of the author) but be aware that whilst it works well covering themes of change, Chronologically its all over the place.
Merry E. Weisner Hanks - Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789. Any video covering early Modern Europe will include this books it's just that good. Fantastic for broader context and examining things like the Orthodox Church will most other overviews aren't great at.