Peter the Great through British Eyes: Perceptions and Representations of the Tsar since 1698

Peter the Great through British Eyes: Perceptions and Representations of the Tsar since 1698

by Anthony Cross
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521782988

ISBN-13: 9780521782982

Pub. Date: 01/28/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Peter the Great's visit to England in January 1698 has been called "the most picturesque episode in the history of Anglo-Russian relations." This book shows how the British have responded to Peter during the past three centuries. It makes use of an extensive range of printed sources to show the reactions to his visit, his personality and his reign by contemporaries…  See more details below

Overview

Peter the Great's visit to England in January 1698 has been called "the most picturesque episode in the history of Anglo-Russian relations." This book shows how the British have responded to Peter during the past three centuries. It makes use of an extensive range of printed sources to show the reactions to his visit, his personality and his reign by contemporaries and by succeeding generations of journalists, biographers, poets and dramatists, as well as by painters and engravers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521782982
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Prologue to a visit; 2. Peter in England, January–April 1698; 3. British reactions to the reigning Peter, 1698–1725; 4. Consolidation of a myth, 1726–1761; 5. The shadow of the bronze horseman, 1761–1801; 6. The testament of Peter the Great and British views of the tsar in the nineteenth century; 7. Peter on the British stage; 8. The British contribution to Petrine iconography; Epilogue.

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