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Peter the Great The Struggle for Power, 1671-1725

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ISBN-10: 0521030676

ISBN-13: 9780521030670

Edition: N/A

Authors: Paul Bushkovitch, Peter Baldwin, Christopher Clark, James B. Collins, Lyndal Roper

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This book is a history of Russian politics during a fifty-year period that saw the transformation of Russia into a European monarchy by Peter the Great. Bushkovitch demonstrates that the interaction of the tsar and the ruling elite was at the core of Russian politics as Peter managed to largely master the contentious elite by a series of compromises, ultimately toward one that favored new men without excluding the aristocrats entirely. The outcome was a new balance of power at the center, and a new Europeanized culture.
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Book details

List price: $78.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 500
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Paul Bushkovitch is professor of history at Yale University. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Peter Baldwin is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among his books are Contagion and the State in Europe, 1830-1930 (1999) and The Politics of Social Solidarity: Class Bases of the European Welfare State, 1875-1975 (1990).

CRIS BEAM is a journalist who has written for several national magazines as well as for public radio. She has an MFA in nonfiction from Columbia University and teaches creative writing at Columbia and the New School. She lives in New York.Lyndal Roper is professor of history at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Balliol College.

List of abbreviations
Prologue: court politics and reform
Tsar and boyars: structures and values
The ascendancy of Artamon Matveev, 1671���1676
The reign of Tsar Fyodor, 1676���1682
The regency of Sofia, 1682���1689
Peter in power, 1689���1699
Peter and the favourites: Golovin and Menshikov, 1699���1706
Poltava and the new gubernias, 1707���1709
The Senate and the eclipse of Menshikov, 1709���1715
The affair of the tsarevich, 1715���1717
The end of Aleksei Petrovich, 1718
Epilogue and conclusion, 1718���1725