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The Resource Peter the Great, Derek Wilson

Peter the Great, Derek Wilson

Label
Peter the Great
Title
Peter the Great
Statement of responsibility
Derek Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Peter the Great was a giant in every way: in physical stature, willpower, enthusiasm, energy, libertinism, and refusal to accept old conventions, he stood head and shoulders above his contemporaries. He grew up in an atmosphere of fear, suspicion, and violent court rivalries. As a product of the system, Peter was, of necessity, ruthless and tyrannical, but what earned him his place in history was tearing his country from its traditional, oriental customs and beliefs and integrating it into the life of Europe. He removed the privileges of the medieval aristocracy, brought the church under state control, and ordered his courtiers and officials to adopt Western dress. He used the latest scientific and technological advances to build a modern army and navy, which he used to destroy the Swedish Empire and make Russia (with its brand-new capital, St. Petersburg) master of the Baltic. By the end of his remarkable reign, Russia was profoundly changed--and so was Europe.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Derek A
Dewey number
  • 947/.05092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peter
  • Emperors
  • Russia
Label
Peter the Great, Derek Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Hutchinson, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-217) and index
Contents
Survival -- The third Rome -- The travels of Peter Mikhailov -- Avenging angel -- "An army of veterans beaten by a mob" -- Unhappy families -- "The horizon is clear" -- "Projects that I have not been able to carry out" -- An unsilenceable trumpet
Control code
BK0008295579
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xv, 236 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312550998
Lccn
2009031286
Other physical details
ill., map, ports.
Label
Peter the Great, Derek Wilson
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Hutchinson, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-217) and index
Contents
Survival -- The third Rome -- The travels of Peter Mikhailov -- Avenging angel -- "An army of veterans beaten by a mob" -- Unhappy families -- "The horizon is clear" -- "Projects that I have not been able to carry out" -- An unsilenceable trumpet
Control code
BK0008295579
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xv, 236 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312550998
Lccn
2009031286
Other physical details
ill., map, ports.

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