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The Image of Peter the Great in Russian History and Thought - Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

The Image of Peter the Great in Russian History and Thought

Paperback Published: 26th March 1992
ISBN: 9780195074802
Number Of Pages: 352

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The image of Peter the Great casts a long shadow in modern Russian thought and culture. As important to modern Russia as the French Revolution is to France and the Reformation is to Germany, the image of this militaristic ruler, founder of St Petersburg, and czar of all Russia from 1689-1725 has been central to Russian history, literature, and art since the early 1700s. Riasanovsky, one of the foremost historians of Russia, traces the development of this image from 1700 to the present. Drawing examples from Russian historical accounts, literature, folklore, and the arts, he shows how the use of the image of Peter has reflected the changing cultural and political values of the Russian people.

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"A superb volume in which Riasanovsky brings a lifetime of study to bear on the puzzling question of what it means to be RussianIt will surely take its place on the required reading lists of graduate students in the field."--Jack M. Lauber, History: Reviews of New Books "The author has cast his net here impressively wide, and gives a full exegesis of his materials, with copious quotations....A fine study of a fascinating theme."--History: Reviews of New Books "No other historian has attempted to bring together such voluminous or varied material and presented it so clearly."--The Historian "Riasanovsky's total mastery of the subject and of literature is evident on every page."--The Russian Review "Admirable and authoritative."--Times Literary Supplement "This is intellectual history in the best old-fashioned sense of the world....Riasanovsky assembles a rich panorama of evidence, which he links firmly to the dominant intellectual currents of Russian though. Since one's attitude toward Peter can have the same programmatic content as one's stance on the Revolution in French history, this is a major and much-needed accomplishment."--Jahrbücher für Geschichte Europas "An intensive and articulate companion to the Riasanovsky history text we have used for years. Covers intelligently the premier figure of Russian history in all his multi-faceted endeavors."--Dr. Lynette L. Wert, University of Central Oklahoma "Mature, considered, and provocative work; extremely readable for so subtle and complex a text."--Maria Carlson, University of Kansas

The Image of Peter the Great in the Russian Enlightenment, 1700-1826p. 3
The Image of Peter the Great in Russia in the Age of Idealistic Philosophy and Romanticism, 1826-1860p. 86
The Image of Peter the Great in Russia in the Age of Realism and Scholarship, 1860-1917p. 152
The Image of Peter the Great in the Soviet Union, 1917-1984p. 234
Conclusionp. 303
Bibliographyp. 307
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9780195074802
ISBN-10: 0195074807
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 26th March 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.53