The Founding Of Russia's Navy

The Founding Of Russia's Navy

by Edward Phillips
     
 

The reign of Peter the Great (1682-1725), long regarded as the turning point in the Europeanization of Russia, witnessed the establishment of Russia's first modern navy, the Azov Sea fleet. Its creation evokes a fundamental question about the era: was Peter a reformer or a revolutionary? This three-part study examines Russia's maritime experience in the 17th

Overview

The reign of Peter the Great (1682-1725), long regarded as the turning point in the Europeanization of Russia, witnessed the establishment of Russia's first modern navy, the Azov Sea fleet. Its creation evokes a fundamental question about the era: was Peter a reformer or a revolutionary? This three-part study examines Russia's maritime experience in the 17th and early 18th centuries in order to address this central question. The author argues that Peter's development of the navy was revolutionary in the scale and level of technology brought to fruition through the reform of existing political and social structures.

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Not a standard military history of battles won or lost, but an inquiry into the creation of the tzar's navy early in his reign, before the opening pages of most histories, which focus on the later and more successful army. Examines the gathering and mobilization of the political, economic, social, and cultural resources to surmount the technical, organizational, and financial challenges. Also considers the ruler as the instrument of reform and the influence of the western model. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313295201
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/1995
Series:
Contributions in Military Studies Series, #159
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

EDWARD J. PHILLIPS is currently serving as a special projects consultant to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. He has been a lecturer and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and the University of Maryland at College Park.

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