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Peter the Great : Lancaster Pamphlets - Stephen J. Lee

Peter the Great

Lancaster Pamphlets

Paperback Published: 5th August 1993
ISBN: 9780415092791
Number Of Pages: 100

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Peter the Great, whose reign saw the explosion of Russia onto the European scene, has become a legendary figure in history, as well as the subject of abiding controversy over the past two decades. Does he deserve the title 'The Great'? Was he 'enlightened' or 'barbaric'? Were his domestic reforms planned, or introduced as a direct result of the needs of war? "Peter the Great" answers key questions about his territorial expansion and domestic reforms. It reflects existing controversies and allows the reader to consider the views of a range of historians - Russian, English and American. The author avoids a narrative approach in order to focus on analyzing issues that students are expected to address in their essays.

Chronological outline of the reign of Peter the Great
The settingp. 1
The approach: an explanationp. 1
The reign: an outlinep. 3
The personalityp. 6
War, conquest and diplomacyp. 12
Russia before Peter the Great: expansion and stagnationp. 12
Objective factors favouring further Russian expansionp. 15
The priorities of Peter the Greatp. 17
The conflict with Sweden 1700-21p. 18
The conflict with the Ottoman Empirep. 24
Russian expansion in Asia during Peter's reignp. 29
Russian diplomacy and the great powersp. 31
Peter the Great's internal reformsp. 37
An introductory analysis and historiographyp. 37
The armyp. 40
The navyp. 43
Central governmentp. 44
Local government and the judiciaryp. 51
The economyp. 54
Society, nobility and peasantryp. 58
Religion and the Churchp. 61
Culturep. 64
Educationp. 66
Peter the Great's internal reforms: a synthesisp. 67
Peter 'the Great'?p. 71
Select bibliographyp. 77
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415092791
ISBN-10: 0415092795
Series: Lancaster Pamphlets
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 100
Published: 5th August 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1

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