Peter the Great
By (author) Lindsey Hughes
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Peter the Great by Lindsey Hughes
Book DescriptionLindsey Hughes, author of the classic account of Russia during the reign of Peter the Great, here provides the definitive shorter biography of this dramatic, appealing and unconventional character. The book tells the story of Peter the Great (1672-1725) from birth to death in twelve chapters, including two final chapters on his legacy and posthumous reputation with the aim of providing a vivid sense of the dynamics of his life and reign. The focus is firmly on Peter himself: his actions, deliberations, decisions, relationships, tastes and possessions, and includes the more bizarre aspects of his character, such as his interest in dwarfs, the use of disguises, clowning and vandalism. The main sources are his letters and papers, both published and unpublished, as well as other contemporary accounts and letters. The narrative comprises both the public and private life, the life Peter lived as well as his significant fantasy world. Hughes offers fascinating new material on the 'alternative' or 'parallel' history of Peter's many disguises and pseudonyms, his deference to a number of mock superiors (Prince-Caesar, Prince-Pope, the mock Chief Surveyor), and his relationships with individu
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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 Russia in the Age of Peter the Great (ISBN 0 300 08266 5, pb. also published by Yale University Press.
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