Peter the Great: A Biography

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Yale University Press, 2004 - 285 pàgines
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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.
 

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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
1
Russia in 1672
3
Childhood
9
The streltsy revolt of 1682
12
Sophia and the Khovamhchina
14
A portrait of Ivan and Peter
17
The regency
20
War and naval games Preobrazhenskoe
22
Witch hunt
123
Freaks and monsters
125
Alexiss trial
127
The death of Alexis
128
Assemblies and The Honourable Mirror of Youth
131
The chief of police
134
The death of Peter Petrovich
136
A passion for the fleet
138

Marriage
23
The Crimean campaigns Sophia and Golitsyn overthrown
24
Prelude to Greatness 168997
27
Foreign friends
29
PrincePope and PrinceCaesar
31
The death of Natalia Naryshkina
32
The Kozhukhovo manoeuvres
34
Menshikov
35
The Azov campaigns
37
The Grand Embassy 169799
40
The insult at Riga Prussia
42
The little house at Zaandam
43
The Dutch Republic
44
England
45
Kneller
46
Impressions of foggy Albion
47
The streltsy revolt of 1698
51
Wielding the razor
53
Punishing the streltsy
55
War with Sweden 17008
58
Peters army
60
Narva 1700
63
Of marriages and mathematics
65
The founding of St Petersburg
66
Martha Skavronska
68
Makarov and the Cabinet
70
War in Poland and the Baltic The Astrakhan revolt
71
Waiting for Charles
73
Bulavin
76
Charles turns south Mazepa
79
From Poltava to Pruth 170911
82
Turk of the North
86
Paradise regained The growth of St Petersburg
89
Two weddings
90
War with Turkey
92
The Senate
93
The true and lawful sovereign lady
95
Battle on the Pruth
96
Alexis and Charlotte
98
Peter in Europe 171217
101
German affairs
104
Finland
105
Victory at Hangö
108
The PrincePopes wedding
109
The birth of two Peters
111
A new grand tour of Europe
113
Paris
116
Return to St Petersburg The Colleges
118
Father and Sons 171820
122
Statutes and regulations
140
Pastimes
142
The Year of Nystad 1721
146
The Holy Synod
148
Celebrations and executions
152
Anna and Karl
153
Summer in St Petersburg
156
Nikitins portrait
157
The peace of Nystad
158
The Russian Versailles
161
Ranks and Regulations 172223
165
The succession to the throne
167
More legislation
169
The procuratorgeneral
171
Procurators inquisitors and police chiefs
172
The Persian campaign
174
Carnivals and a funeral
176
The grandfather of the navy
178
The Persian war ends
180
Death of Tsaritsa Praskovia
181
Pulling uphill Bribery corruption and red tape
182
A Coronation and a Funeral 172425
186
The Academy of Sciences
188
Taking the waters
189
Catherines coronation
191
Family sheep and other matters
193
Reflections
194
The William Mow affair
197
Death
200
Leave all to
201
Deathbed portraits
202
Castrum doloris
204
Burial
205
Legacy
208
The balance sheet of domestic reform
210
World power
214
Window on the West
216
Reformer or revolutionary? Views of Peter from the 1720s to the 1980s
219
Commemorating Peter 17252002
226
Peters places
231
Peter s possessions
236
Petrine anniversaries
237
Soviet Peter
240
PostSoviet postmodern Peter
243
Abbreviations
251
Notes
254
Select Bibliography
265
Index
275
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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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