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The Revolution Of Peter The Great

Author : James CRACRAFT
ISBN : 9780674029941
Genre : History
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Many books chronicle the remarkable life of Russian tsar Peter the Great, but none analyze how his famous reforms actually took root and spread in Russia. By century's end, Russia was poised to play a critical role in the Napoleonic wars and boasted an elite culture about to burst into its golden age. In The Revolution of Peter the Great, James Cracraft offers a brilliant new interpretation of this pivotal era.

The Founding Of Russia S Navy

Author : Edward J. Phillips
ISBN : 0313295204
Genre : History
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This study analyzes the origins and evolution of Peter the Great's navy.

Peter The Great

Author : Stephen J. Lee
ISBN : 0415092795
Genre : History
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This book looks at the key issues of Peter the Great's reign: territorial expanion and domestic reform. It also analyses the controversy surrounding his reputation: does he deserve the title 'Great.', was he enlightened or barbaric?Peter the Great, whose reign saw the explosion of Russia onto the European scene, has become a legendary figure in history, as well as the subject of abiding controversy over the past two decades. Does he deserve the title 'The Great'? Was he 'enlightened' or 'barbaric'? Were his domestic reforms planned, or introduced as a direct result of the needs of war? Peter the Great answers key questions about his territorial expansion and domestic reforms. It reflects existing controversies and allows the reader to consider the views of a range of historians - Russian, English and American. The author avoids a narrative approach in order to focus on analysing issues that students are expected to address in their essays.

From Peter The Great To Lenin Cb

Author : S.P. Turin
ISBN : 9781136236693
Genre : History
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First published in 1968

From Peter The Great To Lenin

Author : S. P. Turin
ISBN : 9780714613642
Genre : History
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First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Peter The Great

Author : Derek Wilson
ISBN : 9781429964678
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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There has never been a more remarkable national leader in modern history than Peter the Great (1672–1725). He was a giant in every way. In physical stature, willpower, enthusiasm, energy, libertinism, and refusal to accept old conventions, he stood head and shoulders above his contemporaries. He grew up in an atmosphere of fear, suspicion, and court rivalries that often assumed violent forms. He only gained power, at the age of seventeen, by ousting his half sister, Sophia, and shutting her up in a nunnery. As a product of the system, Peter was, of necessity, ruthless and tyrannical, personally carrying out the execution of defeated rebels and even effecting the death of his own son. But there his identification with Russia's past ends. For what has earned Peter his place in history is his tearing his country, kicking and screaming, from its traditional, oriental customs and beliefs and integrating it into the life of Europe. He removed the privileges of the medieval aristocracy, brought the church under state control, and rejected the old Russian calendar in favor of the dating system used in Europe. He even ordered his courtiers and officials to shave their traditional beards and adopt Western dress codes. He avidly studied the latest scientific and technological advances and employed them to build a modern army and to create from scratch a Russian navy. These tools he used to devastating effect by destroying the Swedish Empire and making Russia (with its brand-new capital, St. Petersburg) master of the Baltic. European leaders did not know what to make of this eccentric, unsophisticated tsar who loathed pomp and ceremony, served as a junior officer in his own armed forces, and indulged in rowdy, boorish behavior. Yet, by the end of his remarkable reign, this man, who had made a servant girl his own wife and empress, had married members of his family into the royal houses of Europe. Thanks to Peter the Great, Russia was profoundly changed. So was Europe. Derek Wilson tells his extraordinary story with a verve and atmospheric detail that emphasizes vividly the impact this one man made not only in Russia, but in the wider world. Peter the Great created a new Europe in which, for good or ill, Russia was to play a crucial part. His contemporaries were obliged to come to terms with him. And today, it is perhaps even more important for us to understand the historical context and the pivotal role Peter played in the creation of a whole new order.

The Image Of Peter The Great In Russian History And Thought

Author : Nicholas V. Riasanovsky
ISBN : 9780195360615
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The History Of Peter The Great Emperor Of Russia

Author : Voltaire
ISBN : HARVARD:HN63M3
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The History Of The Russian Empire Under Peter The Great

Author : Voltaire
ISBN : CHI:15034781
Genre : Russia
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The History Of Peter The Great Emperor Of Russia From The Fr By Smollett

Author : François Marie Arouet de Voltaire
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