Peter the Great and the West: New Perspectives
This book addresses particular aspects of the Grand Embassy and sets the Petrine reforms in their context, providing a basis for analysis of their impact on issues of modernization and westernization. The relationship between Peter and Britain is examined from both perspectives. Maritime history is considered in detail with emphasis on Peter's appropriation of development...more
Hardcover, 307 pages
Published July 13th 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published 2001)
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Peter I (the Great) of Russia is the subject of numerous biographies and academic studies. Historians have focused on his life, reforms, and wars that resulted in Russia’s emergence as a Great Power in the Baltic Region. The late Dr Lindsey Hughes, Professor of Russian History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London, collected and edited a number of essays by leading historians of Russia focusing on recent research on the reign of Peter the Great. Hughes...more
Professor of History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (part of University College London) from 1997.More about Lindsey Hughes...