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

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

by Paul Bushkovitch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521805856

ISBN-13: 9780521805858

Pub. Date: 10/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521805858
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Series:
New Studies in European History Series
Pages:
498
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.46(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Prologue: court politics and reform; 1. Tsar and boyars: structures and values; 2. The ascendancy of Artamon Matveev, 1671–6; 3. The reign of Tsar Fyodor, 1676–82; 4. The regency of Sofia, 1682–9; 5. Peter in power, 1689–99; 6. Peter and the favourites: Golovin and Menshikov, 1699–1706; 7. Poltava and the new gubernias, 1707–9; 8. The Senate and the eclipse of Menshikov, 1709–15; 9. The affair of the tsarevich, 1715–17; 10. The end of Aleksei Petrovich, 1718; Epilogue and conclusion, 1718–25; Bibliography; Index.

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