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Russia in the Age of Peter the Great

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Peter the Great revitalized Russia; he attempted to modernize

the country by creating a new capital (named, appropriately

enough, St. Petersburg) and founding a navy, while at the

same time restoring the centuries-old practices of

artistocratic privilege and serfdom. Russia in the Age of

Peter the Great
examines the contradictions inherent in

Peter's rule while simultaneou
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Paperback, 640 pages
Published March 11th 2000 by Yale University Press (first published September 10th 1998)
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Richard Newton
Hughes has written a well researched book on Russia through Peter the Great's reign. It's important to note this is not a straightforward biography. Although it contains plenty of biographical information, it is, as the title suggests, about Russia and the Russian people and the changes they went through during Peter's reign. However Peter's presence is clear on almost every page.

This is not your standard chronological ordering of events and facts, but a thematic book. Each chapter covers the wh
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Jan-Maat
Solid, comprehensive, academic history of the period by the late Professor Hughes. Thematic approach.
Laura
May 29, 2009 Laura marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Professor of History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (part of University College London) from 1997.
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