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

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Overview

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.
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"...a masterful work of scholarship destined to be the authoritative political history of Peter's reign. Enthusiastically recommended for anyone interested in Russian history and culture." Slavic and East European Journal

"Bushkovitch's lively study...accomplishes the extraordinary feat of charting the ins and outs of the Petrine elite and manages to render his detailed account in a readable and accessible way." The Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"This is a solidly old-fashioned work of history.... Every student of the political history of Tsar Aleksei's reign and then of Peter's, and particularly of the prolonged transition between them, will find numerous details of interest here.... This book is an immensely rich store of new or neglected information and related or independent assertions that will both inform and provoke all interested readers for years to come." Journal of Modern History

"...a masterful synopsis of what Bushkovitch sees as the prevalent schools of Petrine historiography..." Choice

"Most of the book is an outstanding success....With respect to both the most outstanding member of the Romanov dynasty and the author of the excellent book, the transformation was far more than the work of one individual." Slavic Review

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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)

Meet the Author

Paul Bushkovitch has been Professor of History at Yale University since 1992, having taught there since 1975. His books include The Merchants of Moscow 1580–1650 (Cambridge UP, 1980) and Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Oxford UP, 1992).

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction 1
Prologue: Court politics and reform 12
1 Tsar and boyars: structures and values 14
2 The ascendancy of Artamon Matveev, 1671-1676 49
3 The reign of Tsar Fyodor, 1676-1682 80
4 The regency of Sofia, 1682-1689 125
5 Peter in power, 1689-1699 170
6 Peter and the favorites: Golovin and Menshikov, 1699-1706 213
7 Poltava and the new gubernias, 1707-1709 255
8 The Senate and the eclipse of Menshikov, 1709-1715 293
9 The affair of the tsarevich, 1715-1717 339
10 The end of Aleksei Petrovich, 1718 383
Epilogue and conclusion, 1718-1725 426
Bibliography 445
Index 467
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