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Russia in the Age of Peter the Great

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ISBN-10: 0300082665

ISBN-13: 9780300082661

Edition: 2000

Authors: Lindsey Hughes

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This book, a history of Peter and the Russia he governed, examines the impact of a man who was both acclaimed as the architect of the new Russia and condemned as a crude despot who sacrificed cherished traditions for the sake of success.
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Book details

List price: $58.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Lindsey Hughes is professor of Russian history at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Note on Transliteration, Abbreviations, Weights and Measures
Romanov Family Tree
Reign of Peter I: Chronology of Events
The Petrine Year
Map
Beginnings
Russia in 1672
Sophia: The 1680s
The Making of a Sovereign: The 1690s
Russia and the World: 1696-1725
From Azov to the Grand Embassy: 1696-1698
The Great Northern War: From Narva to Poltava, 1700-1709
Poltava: 27 June 1709
Battle for the Baltic: 1709-1710
War with Turkey the Pruth Campaign and the Treaty of Adrianople: 1711-1713
From Pruth to Nystad: 1711-1721
The Persian Campaign: 1722-1723
Summary: Russia and the World in 1725
The Russian Military Machine
War and Reform
Recruitment
Supplying the Troops
Training, Welfare and Ethos
Central Command
The Navy
Conclusion
Government
Monarch and Mock Sovereigns
Central Government: From Boyar Council to Senate
From Prikazy to Kollegii
Peter's Cabinet
Provincial and Municipal Government
Law and Order
Conclusion
The Economy
Taxation and the State Budget
Financial Administration and Coinage
Wages and Prices
Trade
Industry and Mining
Russian Capitalism and Mercantilism
Peter's People
Orders of Society
Peasants and Workers
Nobles
The Table of Ranks
Women: From Boiaryni to Damy
St. Petersburg and the Arts
From Moscow to St. Petersburg
Peter's Paradise
Architecture
The Figurative Arts
Theatre and Music
The Petrine Court
Introduction
The All-Drunken Assembly and the Mock Court
Dwarfs and Giants
Weddings, Coronations and Funerals
Drinking, Assemblies and Popular Entertainments
The Court Calendar
Dress and Hair Codes
Manners and Behaviour
Education and Learning
Russia and the West
Schools
Science and Learning
Books and Readers
Literature and Language
Conclusion
Religion
The Religious Inheritance
The 1690s: Prelude to Reform
Church Administration, 1700-1725
The Service Clergy
Religious Life and Culture
Religion and Empire
Dissidence
Conclusion
Peter: Man, Mind and Methods
A Man of Simple Tastes
Disguises and Pseudonyms
Hobbies and Interests
Cruelty and Compassion
Religious Beliefs
Ruling Russia: The Common Good
Family Factors
Mother and Sisters
Peter's two Wives: Evdokia and Catherine
Sons and Daughters
Alexis
The Younger Generation Marries
Friends and Helpers
'His Own Unaided Rule'
Old Networks
'New Men'
Menshikov
Power Networks and Pecking Orders
Responses
Death
Opposition
The Legacy
Notes
Bibliography
Index