Peter the Great

Author: Vasiliĭ Osipovich Kli͡uchevskiĭ

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 282

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The Reforms of Peter the Great: Progress Through Violence in Russia

Author: Evgenii V. Anisimov,J.T. Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131745488X

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 7598


This psychologically penetrating revisionist account of the life and rule of Rusia's 18th-century Tsar-reformer develops an important theme - that is, what happens when the drive for "progress" is linked to an autocratic, expansionist impulse rather than to a larger goal of human emancipation? And, what has been the price of power - both for Peter and for Russia?

Peter the Great

Author: Georges Oudard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Russia

Page: 384

View: 4851


Peter the Great

Author: Alice Birkhead

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 187

View: 6980


Peter the Great

Author: Lindsey Hughes

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300143745

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9128


Peter the Great (1672–1725), tsar of Russia for forty-three years, was a dramatic, appealing, and unconventional character. This book provides a vivid sense of the dynamics of his life—both public and private—and his reign. Drawing on his letters and papers, as well as on other contemporary accounts, the book provides new insights into Peter’s complex character, giving information on his actions, deliberations, possessions, and significant fantasy world--his many disguises and pseudonyms, his interest in dwarfs, his clowning and vandalism. It also sheds fresh light on his relationships with individuals such as his second wife Catherine and his favorite, Alexander Menshikov. The book includes discussions of Peter’s image in painting and sculpture, and there are two final chapters on his legacy and posthumous reputation up to the present.