The Revolution of Peter the Great
By (author) James Cracraft
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Revolution of Peter the Great by James Cracraft
Book DescriptionMany books chronicle the remarkable life of Russian tsar Peter the Great, but none analyses how his famous reforms actually took root and spread in Russia. In "The Revolution of Peter the Great", James Cracraft offers a brilliant new interpretation of this pivotal era. Linking together and transcending Peter's many reforms of state and society, he argues, was nothing less than a cultural revolution. Throughout, Peter remains the central figure, and Cracraft discusses the shaping events of the tsar's youth, his inner circle, the resistance his reforms engendered, and the founding of the city that would embody his vision - St. Petersburg.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674019843
(210mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James Cracraft
Petrine Revolution in Russian Culture, Hardback (July 2004)
The third and last volume in a series looking at the changes Peter the Great brought about in Russia.
Architectures of Russian Identity, Paperback (May 2003)
From the royal pew of Ivan the Terrible, to Catherine the Great's use of landscape, to the struggles between the Orthodox Church and preservationists in post-Soviet Yaroslavl-across five centuries of Russian history, Russian leaders have used...
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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