Peter the Great
By (author) Lindsey Hughes
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Peter the Great by Lindsey Hughes
Book DescriptionPeter 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300103007
(233mm x 163mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 27-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lindsey Hughes
Romanovs, Paperback (September 2009)
For 300 years the history of Russia was inextricably linked to that of one family: The Romanovs. This book presents a portrait of the Romanov family, who shaped Russian history and politics for three centuries and whose legacy sparks the public's imagination.
Peter the Great and the West, Hardback (December 2000)
This volume offers insights into the relationship between Russia and Europe during the reign of Peter the Great, and it looks at Peter's personality, legacy and relevance for Russia today.
Russia in the Age of Peter the Great, Paperback (January 2000)» View all books by Lindsey Hughes
A thematic discussion of Russian history during the reign of Peter The Great. It covers Russia's foreign policy, the army and navy, economy, society, the arts and religion, and explores the experience of women, and the life of the court. Although this is not a biography of Peter the Great it recounts the events which shaped his early life.
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Author Biography - Lindsey Hughes
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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