The Resource Peter the Great, M.S. Anderson

Peter the Great, M.S. Anderson

Label
Peter the Great
Title
Peter the Great
Statement of responsibility
M.S. Anderson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Peter the Great is one of the dominating personalities of early modern Europe. During his reign (1682/89-1725) Russia emerged from semi-Asiatic isolation on the remote fringes of the western world to become a great political and military power in her own right, and, for the first time, a principal actor on the European stage. The study does full justice to Peter's extraordinary contribution to the development of Russia - his determination to westernize the country; to furnish it with the means of self-defence; to change drastically its religious and educational institutions; to give it a voice in European affairs; and to create a new capital city - Peter's "window on the West" - of unprecedented splendour
  • The portrait of the Tsar that emerges is impressive but not attractive. Peter's energy and vision were matched by his brutality in public affairs, a lack of human affection in his private relationships, and the coarseness of his personal behaviour. The darker side of both man and monarch is fully acknowledged here. Yet, when the failures and failings have been taken into account, and the accretions of historical myth-making stripped away, it remains a formidable life; and Matthew Anderson does it full justice in this admirable study
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Anderson, M. S.
Dewey number
  • 947/.05/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
DK131
LC item number
.A49 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Profiles in power
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peter
  • Russia
  • Russia
Label
Peter the Great, M.S. Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published by Thames and Hudson LTD 1978"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Russia before Peter: Modernization and Resistance -- Ch. 2. The Young Tsar -- Ch. 3. The First Initiatives: the Capture of Azov and the 'Great Embassy' to the West -- Ch. 4. Emergence into Europe: the Great Northern War. Disaster and triumph: from Narva to Poltava, 1700-9. New opportunities and new difficulties, 1709-17. Peace at last, 1717-21. Russia as a great power -- Ch. 5. A New State and Society? The Army and Navy. Economic life and social stress. Religion and the Church. Intellectual and cultural life. The administration and the administered -- Ch. 6. Opposition and its Repression: the Tsarevich Alexis -- Ch. 7. Peter the Man: Character and Personality -- Ch. 8. 'The Greatest Monarch of our Age': Peter's Place in History
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
ix, 234 p.
Isbn
9780582084117
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
94044378
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u987420-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJU-0722
  • ltsw0148473
  • (OCoLC)31740115
Label
Peter the Great, M.S. Anderson
Publication
Note
"First published by Thames and Hudson LTD 1978"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Russia before Peter: Modernization and Resistance -- Ch. 2. The Young Tsar -- Ch. 3. The First Initiatives: the Capture of Azov and the 'Great Embassy' to the West -- Ch. 4. Emergence into Europe: the Great Northern War. Disaster and triumph: from Narva to Poltava, 1700-9. New opportunities and new difficulties, 1709-17. Peace at last, 1717-21. Russia as a great power -- Ch. 5. A New State and Society? The Army and Navy. Economic life and social stress. Religion and the Church. Intellectual and cultural life. The administration and the administered -- Ch. 6. Opposition and its Repression: the Tsarevich Alexis -- Ch. 7. Peter the Man: Character and Personality -- Ch. 8. 'The Greatest Monarch of our Age': Peter's Place in History
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
ix, 234 p.
Isbn
9780582084117
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
94044378
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u987420-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJU-0722
  • ltsw0148473
  • (OCoLC)31740115

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