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Revolution of Peter the Great

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ISBN-10: 0674019849

ISBN-13: 9780674019843

Edition: 2003

Authors: James Cracraft

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Many books chronicle the remarkable life of Russian tsar Peter the Great, but none analyze 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, Cracraft argues, was nothing less than a cultural revolution. New ways of dress, elite social behavior, navigation, architecture, and image-making emerged along with expansive vocabularies for labeling new objects and activities. Russians learned how to build and sail warships; train, supply, and command a modern army; operate a new-style…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

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

Peter and Company
Military and Naval Revolutions
Diplomatic and Bureaucratic Revolutions
Cultural Revolution
Revolution and Resistance
St. Petersburg
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