The Image of Peter the Great in Russian History and Thought / Edition 1

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In this scholarly study, the author examines the way in which Peter the Great has been perceived over the years by artists, writers, intellectuals, and other historians, and what his image has meant to Russian culture during various historical periods since Peter's death in 1725.
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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195074802
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/1992
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

I The Image of Peter the Great in the Russian Enlightenment, 1700-1826 3
II The Image of Peter the Great in Russia in the Age of Idealistic Philosophy and Romanticism, 1826-1860 86
III The Image of Peter the Great in Russia in the Age of Realism and Scholarship, 1860-1917 152
IV The Image of Peter the Great in the Soviet Union, 1917-1984 234
Conclusion 303
Bibliography 307
Index 327
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