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Peter the Great and the West : New Perspectives - L. Hughes

Peter the Great and the West

New Perspectives

By: L. Hughes (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 18th December 2000
ISBN: 9780333920091
Number Of Pages: 280

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This book addresses particular aspects of the Grand Embassy and sets the Petrine reforms in their context, providing a basis for analysis of their impact on issues of modernization and westernization. The relationship between Peter and Britain is examined from both perspectives. Maritime history is considered in detail with emphasis on Peter's appropriation of development in Western science. The issue of Russia's orientation between East and West, evident even in changes in the style of portraiture, was crucial to military and diplomatic issues in Peter's reign.

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'What is new about this book is not so much the perspectives, but the sources which the authors bring to bear on the perennial questions associated with 'the rights and wrongs, successes and failures of the reign of Peter the Great.' - Russian Review

List of Platesp. vii
List of Tablesp. viii
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Note on Transliteration and Proper Namesp. x
List of Contributorsp. xi
Forewordp. xvi
Introductionp. xvii
Opening Addressp. 1
The Old Man from Cambridge, Mrs Cross, and Other Anglo-Petrine Matters of Due Weight and Substancep. 3
The Reforms in Contextp. 27
The Petrine Reforms and their Impactp. 29
Administrative Reforms in the Russian Empire: Western Models and Russian Implementationp. 36
Peter and Britainp. 51
Changing Perspectives: British Views of Russia from the Grand Embassy to the Peace of Nystadp. 53
Diligent and Faithful Servant: Peter the Great's Apprentices in Englandp. 71
Peter the Great: the Scottish Dimensionp. 89
Maritime Historyp. 103
British Merchants and Russian Men-of-War: the Rise of the Russian Baltic Fleetp. 105
State, Navy and the Origin of the Petrine Forest Cadastral Surveyp. 118
Peter the Great and English Maritime Technologyp. 130
Diplomatic and Military Historyp. 159
Peter the Great and the Conquest of Azov: 1695-96p. 161
Peter the Great and the Balticp. 177
Why St Petersburg?p. 189
Seven Years with Peter the Great: the Dutchman Jacob de Bie's Observationsp. 206
The Court and the Artsp. 225
Catherine I, her Court and Courtiersp. 227
Images of Greatness: Portraits of Peter Ip. 250
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780333920091
ISBN-10: 0333920090
Series: Studies in Russian & Eastern European History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 18th December 2000
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1