Peter the Great: The Struggle for Power, 1671-1725

Peter the Great: The Struggle for Power, 1671-1725

by Paul Bushkovitch
     
 

This book is a history of Russian politics during a fifty-year period that saw the transformation of Russia into a European monarchy by Peter the Great. Bushkovitch demonstrates that the interaction of the tsar and the ruling elite was at the core of Russian politics as Peter managed to largely master the contentious elite by a series of compromises, ultimately toward… See more details below

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This book is a history of Russian politics during a fifty-year period that saw the transformation of Russia into a European monarchy by Peter the Great. Bushkovitch demonstrates that the interaction of the tsar and the ruling elite was at the core of Russian politics as Peter managed to largely master the contentious elite by a series of compromises, ultimately toward one that favored new men without excluding the aristocrats entirely. The outcome was a new balance of power at the center, and a new Europeanized culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521030670
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
New Studies in European History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
Prologue: Court politics and reform12
1Tsar and boyars: structures and values14
2The ascendancy of Artamon Matveev, 1671-167649
3The reign of Tsar Fyodor, 1676-168280
4The regency of Sofia, 1682-1689125
5Peter in power, 1689-1699170
6Peter and the favorites: Golovin and Menshikov, 1699-1706213
7Poltava and the new gubernias, 1707-1709255
8The Senate and the eclipse of Menshikov, 1709-1715293
9The affair of the tsarevich, 1715-1717339
10The end of Aleksei Petrovich, 1718383
Epilogue and conclusion, 1718-1725426
Bibliography445
Index467

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