Peter the Great: A Biography

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Yale University Press, 27 de febr. 2004 - 285 pàgines
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.
 

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Biography of the tsar who aimed the Russian head, if not the heart, westward.Following up on Russia in the Age of Peter the Great (1998), Hughes (History/University Coll., London) returns to familiar ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Growing Up 167289
3
Russia in 1672
5
Childhood
11
The streltsy revolt of 1682
14
Sophia and the Khovamhchina
16
A portrait of Ivan and Peter
19
The regency
22
War and naval games Preobrazhenskoe
24
Witch hunt
125
Freaks and monsters
127
Alexiss trial
129
The death of Alexis
130
Assemblies and The Honourable Mirror of Youth
133
The chief of police
136
The death of Peter Petrovich
138
A passion for the fleet
140

Marriage
25
The Crimean campaigns Sophia and Golitsyn overthrown
26
Prelude to Greatness 168997
29
Foreign friends
31
PrincePope and PrinceCaesar
33
The death of Natalia Naryshkina
34
The Kozhukhovo manoeuvres
36
Menshikov
37
The Azov campaigns
39
The Grand Embassy 169799
42
The insult at Riga Prussia
44
The little house at Zaandam
45
The Dutch Republic
46
England
47
Kneller
48
Impressions of foggy Albion
49
The streltsy revolt of 1698
53
Wielding the razor
55
Punishing the streltsy
57
War with Sweden 17008
60
Peters army
62
Narva 1700
65
Of marriages and mathematics
67
The founding of St Petersburg
68
Martha Skavronska
70
Makarov and the Cabinet
72
War in Poland and the Baltic The Astrakhan revolt
73
Waiting for Charles
75
Bulavin
78
Charles turns south Mazepa
81
From Poltava to Pruth 170911
84
Turk of the North
88
Paradise regained The growth of St Petersburg
91
Two weddings
92
War with Turkey
94
The Senate
95
The true and lawful sovereign lady
97
Battle on the Pruth
98
Alexis and Charlotte
100
Peter in Europe 171217
103
German affairs
106
Finland
107
Victory at Hangö
110
The PrincePopes wedding
111
The birth of two Peters
113
A new grand tour of Europe
115
Paris
118
Return to St Petersburg The Colleges
120
Father and Sons 171820
124
Statutes and regulations
142
Pastimes
142
The Year of Nystad 1721
148
The Holy Synod
150
Celebrations and executions
154
Anna and Karl
155
Summer in St Petersburg
158
Nikitins portrait
159
The peace of Nystad
160
The Russian Versailles
163
Ranks and Regulations 172223
167
The succession to the throne
169
More legislation
171
The procuratorgeneral
173
Procurators inquisitors and police chiefs
174
The Persian campaign
176
Carnivals and a funeral
178
The grandfather of the navy
180
The Persian war ends
182
Death of Tsaritsa Praskovia
183
Pulling uphill Bribery corruption and red tape
184
A Coronation and a Funeral 172425
188
The Academy of Sciences
190
Taking the waters
191
Catherines coronation
193
Family sheep and other matters
195
Reflections
196
The William Mow affair
199
Death
202
Leave all to
203
Deathbed portraits
204
Castrum doloris
206
Burial
207
Legacy
210
The balance sheet of domestic reform
212
World power
216
Window on the West
218
Reformer or revolutionary? Views of Peter from the 1720s to the 1980s
221
Commemorating Peter 17252002
228
Peters places
233
Peter s possessions
238
Petrine anniversaries
239
Soviet Peter
242
PostSoviet postmodern Peter
245
Abbreviations
253
Notes
256
Select Bibliography
267
Index
277
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Lindsey Hughes is professor of Russian history at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. She is also the author of the classic work Russia in the Age of Peter the Great, published by Yale University Press.

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