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Description - The Petrine Revolution in Russian Culture by James Cracraft

This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780674013162
ISBN-10: 0674013166
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x 35mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Cracraft

James Cracraft is Professor of History, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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