The Petrine Revolution in Russian Culture
By (author) James Cracraft
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Petrine Revolution in Russian Culture by James Cracraft
Book DescriptionThis crucial first stage in the development of a "modern" verbal culture in Russia saw the translation and publication of a wholly unprecedented number of textbooks and treatises; the establishment of new printing presses and the introduction of a new alphabet; the compilation, for the first time, of grammars and dictionaries of Russian; and the initial standardisation, in consequence, of the modern Russian literary language. Peter's creation of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, the chief agency advancing these reforms, is also highlighted. In the conclusion to his masterwork, Cracraft deftly pulls together the Petrine reforms in verbal and visual culture to portray a revolution that would have dramatic consequences for Russia, and for the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674013162
(235mm x 155mm x 35mm)
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James Cracraft
Revolution of Peter the Great, Paperback (March 2006)
Offers a fresh interpretation of the pivotal era of the Russian tsar Peter the Great. This book links together and transcends Peter's many reforms of state and society, arguing that it was nothing less than a cultural revolution. It discusses the shaping events of the tsar's youth, his inner circle, the resistance his reforms engendered, and more.
Petrine Revolution in Russian Imagery, Hardback (January 1998)» View all books by James Cracraft
This is the second volume in a study of the artistic and cultural revolution engineered in Russia by Peter the Great. It explores how medieval Muscovy became modern Russia, situating the Petrine revolution in Russian visual and verbal culture in its wider political, economic and social setting.
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Author Biography - James Cracraft
James Cracraft is Professor of History, University of Illinois at Chicago.
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