The Revolution of Peter the Great

The Revolution of Peter the Great
Author: James CRACRAFT,James Cracraft
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-06-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780674029941

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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.

Peter the Great His Life and World

Peter the Great  His Life and World
Author: Robert K. Massie
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2012-02-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780307817235

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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • An “urgently readable” (Newsweek) biography of the captivating tsar who changed Russian history—from the New York Times bestselling author of Nicholas and Alexandra, The Romanovs, and Catherine the Great “Enthralling . . . as fascinating as any novel and more so than most.”—The New York Times Book Review Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten. Robert K. Massie delves deep into his life, chronicling the pivotal events that shaped a boy into a legend—including his “incognito” travels in Europe, his unquenchable curiosity about Western ways, his obsession with the sea and establishment of the stupendous Russian navy, his creation of an unbeatable army, his transformation of Russia, and his relationships with those he loved most: Catherine, the robust yet gentle peasant, his loving mistress, wife, and successor; and Menshikov, the charming, bold, unscrupulous prince who rose to wealth and power through Peter’s friendship. Impetuous and stubborn, generous and cruel, tender and unforgiving, a man of enormous energy and complexity, Peter the Great is brought fully to life.

The Reforms of Peter the Great Progress Through Violence in Russia

The Reforms of Peter the Great  Progress Through Violence in Russia
Author: Evgenii V. Anisimov,J.T. Alexander
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2015-02-24
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781317454878

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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?

Charles Whitworth

Charles Whitworth
Author: Janet M Hartley
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-07-05
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781351952613

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In 1700 the armies of the Russian Tsar Peter the Great and Charles XII of Sweden met at Narva to fight the first battle of what was to be known as the Great Northern War. Although this first engagement was to result in a humiliating defeat for Peter, it marked the start of a struggle that twenty years later would see Russia emerge as a major power and radically alter the balance of power in Europe. This work examines the changes in the balance of power in Europe in the early eighteenth century as a result of the Great Northern War and the War of the Spanish Succession through the writings and career of Charles Whitworth, the first British Ambassador to Russia, and Minister in The Hague, Berlin, Ratisbon and Cambrai. Whitworth was an acute, witty and indefatigable writer. His long and detailed dispatches and reports comment on Russian, Prussian, Austrian and Dutch domestic and foreign policy, on trading and commercial matters, on leading personalities and events, and on the diplomacy of the Great Northern War and the War of Spanish Succession. He was in Russia from 1705 to 1712 and witnessed the growing military, naval and commercial power of the state and was acutely aware of the potential threat of Russia to British interests. The period of Whitworth's diplomatic career, from 1702-1725, witnessed a dramatic shift in the balance of power in the North, and the nature, and timing, of Whitworth's postings made him uniquely qualified to chart and analyse this development. Drawing on a wide variety of manuscript sources, Dr Hartley has produced a compelling account both of Whitworth and the momentous events taking place in Europe at the beginning of the eighteenth century.

Peter the Great

Peter the Great
Author: M.S. Anderson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-06-11
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781317874850

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An excellent introduction to the formidable life and career of Peter the Great and his impact on Russia. M.S. Anderson assesses his aims and achievements at home and abroad, and examines the pressures and restrictions that shaped his attitudes and limited his actions.

The Year I Was Peter the Great

The Year I Was Peter the Great
Author: Marvin Kalb
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-10-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780815731627

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A chronicle of the year that changed Soviet Russia—and molded the future path of one of America's pre-eminent diplomatic correspondents 1956 was an extraordinary year in modern Russian history. It was called “the year of the thaw”—a time when Stalin’s dark legacy of dictatorship died in February only to be reborn later that December. This historic arc from rising hope to crushing despair opened with a speech by Nikita Khrushchev, then the unpredictable leader of the Soviet Union. He astounded everyone by denouncing the one figure who, up to that time, had been hailed as a “genius,” a wizard of communism—Josef Stalin himself. Now, suddenly, this once unassailable god was being portrayed as a “madman” whose idiosyncratic rule had seriously undermined communism and endangered the Soviet state. This amazing switch from hero to villain lifted a heavy overcoat of fear from the backs of ordinary Russians. It also quickly led to anti-communist uprisings in Eastern Europe, none more bloody and challenging than the one in Hungary, which Soviet troops crushed at year’s end. Marvin Kalb, then a young diplomatic attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, observed this tumultuous year that foretold the end of Soviet communism three decades later. Fluent in Russian, a doctoral candidate at Harvard, he went where few other foreigners would dare go, listening to Russian students secretly attack communism and threaten rebellion against the Soviet system, traveling from one end of a changing country to the other and, thanks to his diplomatic position, meeting and talking with Khrushchev, who playfully nicknamed him Peter the Great. In this, his fifteenth book, Kalb writes a fascinating eyewitness account of a superpower in upheaval and of a people yearning for an end to dictatorship.

The History of Peter the Great Emperor of Russia

The History of Peter the Great  Emperor of Russia
Author: Voltaire
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1818
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: HARVARD:HN63M3

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Peter the Great

Peter the Great
Author: Paul Bushkovitch
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2003
Genre: History
ISBN: 0847696391

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In Peter the Great, Yale historian and Russian scholar Paul Bushkovitch offers a brilliant, but concise, biography of this enigmatic leader.

Peter the Great s African

Peter the Great s African
Author: Alexander Pushkin
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-04-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781681376004

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Newly translated, unfinished works about power, class conflict, and artistic inspiration by Russia's greatest poet. Alexander Pushkin, Russia’s foundational writer, was constantly experimenting with new genres, and this fresh selection ushers readers into his creative laboratory. Politics and history weighed heavily on Pushkin’s imagination, and in “Peter the Great’s African” he depicts the Tsar through the eyes of one of his closest confidantes, Ibrahim, a former slave, modeled on Pushkin’s maternal great-grandfather. At once outsider and insider, Ibrahim offers a sympathetic yet questioning view of Peter’s attempt to integrate his vast, archaic empire into Europe. In the witty “History of the Village of Goriukhino” Pushkin employs parody and self-parody to explore problems of writing history, while “Dubrovsky” is both a gripping adventure story and a vivid picture of provincial Russia in the late eighteenth century, with its class conflicts ready to boil over in violence. “The Egyptian Nights,” an effervescent mixture of prose and poetry, reflects on the nature of artistic inspiration and the problem of the poet’s place in a rapidly changing and ever more commercialized society.

Peter the Great

Peter the Great
Author: Diane Stanley
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1999-08-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 068816708X

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Peter the Great, crowned tsar of Russia at the age of ten, believed that whatever he wanted he should have -- and the sooner the better. What he wanted most was to bring his beloved country into the modem world. He traveled to the West to learn European ways -- the first tsar ever to leave Russia -- disguised as a common soldier. He explored the West with excitement and curiosity and returned home ready to undertake a series of momentous social reforms. And to satisfy his boyhood dream of a Russian naval port, he began to build, on a freezing swamp, a glittering new capital to be named St. Petersburg. In this welcome reissue of Diane Stanley's acclaimed picturebook biography, her meticulously researched text and sumptuous illustrations capture the fabulous world of seventeenth -- and eighteenth-century tsarist Russia and the greatness of its larger-than-life leader -- a man of huge stature and tremendous spirit whose impatience and vision, insatiable curiosity and boundless energy transformed half a continent.

Peter the Great

Peter the Great
Author: Henri Troyat
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1979
Genre: Russia
ISBN: OCLC:48259737

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Peter the Great

Peter the Great
Author: Lindsey Hughes
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-10-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780300143744

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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.

From Peter the Great to Lenin

From Peter the Great to Lenin
Author: S. P. Turin
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1968-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780714613642

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First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Peter the Great His Life and World

Peter the Great  His Life and World
Author: Robert K. Massie
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 928
Release: 1981-10-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0345298063

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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • An “urgently readable” (Newsweek) biography of the captivating tsar who changed Russian history—from the New York Times bestselling author of Nicholas and Alexandra, The Romanovs, and Catherine the Great “Enthralling . . . as fascinating as any novel and more so than most.”—The New York Times Book Review Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten. Robert K. Massie delves deep into his life, chronicling the pivotal events that shaped a boy into a legend—including his “incognito” travels in Europe, his unquenchable curiosity about Western ways, his obsession with the sea and establishment of the stupendous Russian navy, his creation of an unbeatable army, his transformation of Russia, and his relationships with those he loved most: Catherine, the robust yet gentle peasant, his loving mistress, wife, and successor; and Menshikov, the charming, bold, unscrupulous prince who rose to wealth and power through Peter’s friendship. Impetuous and stubborn, generous and cruel, tender and unforgiving, a man of enormous energy and complexity, Peter the Great is brought fully to life.

Peter the Great s Revenge

Peter the Great s Revenge
Author: Boris Megorsky
Publsiher: Century of the Soldier
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-11-30
Genre: Northern War, 1700-1721
ISBN: 191162802X

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The siege of the Swedish stronghold of Narva by the Russians in 1704 is very typical yet rather unusual operation of this kind. Its study covers both operational and tactical levels, deals with peculiarities of the siege warfare, and describes everyday life of the participants.