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The Resource Peter the Great : the struggle for power, 1671-1725, Paul Bushkovitch

Peter the Great : the struggle for power, 1671-1725, Paul Bushkovitch

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Peter the Great : the struggle for power, 1671-1725
Title
Peter the Great
Title remainder
the struggle for power, 1671-1725
Statement of responsibility
Paul Bushkovitch
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book is a history of Russian politics over the fifty years that saw the transformation of Russia into virtually a European monarchy by Peter the Great. It shows, however, that Peter was not the all-powerful tsar working alone to reform Russia, and that he moved into a system with powerful and contentious aristocrats whom he struggled to control in order to achieve his goals." "Paul Bushkovitch reveals the intense battles within the boyar elite in the 1670s and the ultimate victory of Peter's family and their boyar supporters in the 1690s. But Peter turned against them and tried to rule through his favorites Golovin and Menshikov. This experiment ended in the establishment of a decentralized administration controlled largely by the great aristocrats, followed by the establishment of an equally aristocratic Senate in 1711. As the aristocrats' hegemony came to an end in 1716 - 18, in the final years of the reign - those of the most long-lasting reforms - Peter ruled through a complex group of favourites, a few aristocrats, and appointees promoted through merit." "Thus Peter managed in his reign to master a contentious and powerful elite through a series of compromises, at first tilted toward the tsar and his favourites, then toward the aristocrats, and finally toward a mix that favored new men but which did not exclude the aristocrats entirely. The outcome was a new balance of power at the center and a new, European, conception of politics."--Jacket
  • "This book is a history of Russian politics over the fifty years that saw the transformation of Russia into virtually a European monarchy by Peter the Great. It shows, however, that Peter was not the all-powerful tsar working alone to reform Russia, and that he moved into a system with powerful and contentious aristocrats whom he struggled to control in order to achieve his goals." "Paul Bushkovitch reveals the intense battles within the boyar elite in the 1670s and the ultimate victory of Peter's family and their boyar supporters in the 1690s. But Peter turned against them and tried to rule through his favorites Golovin and Menshikov. This experiment ended in the establishment of a decentralized administration controlled largely by the great aristocrats, followed by the establishment of an equally aristocratic Senate in 1711. As the aristocrats' hegemony came to an end in 1716 - 18, in the final years of the reign - those of the most long-lasting reforms - Peter ruled through a complex group of favourites, a few aristocrats, and appointees promoted through merit." "Thus Peter managed in his reign to master a contentious and powerful elite through a series of compromises, at first tilted toward the tsar and his favourites, then toward the aristocrats, and finally toward a mix that favored new men but which did not exclude the aristocrats entirely. The outcome was a new balance of power at the center and a new, European, conception of politics."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Bushkovitch, Paul
Dewey number
947/.05
Index
index present
LC call number
DK133
LC item number
.B87 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New studies in European history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peter
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Russia
Label
Peter the Great : the struggle for power, 1671-1725, Paul Bushkovitch
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-466) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: court politics and reform 1. Tsars and boyars: structures and values 2. The ascendancy of Mateev, 1671-1676 3. The reign of tsar Fyodor, 1676-1682 4. The regency of Sofia, 1682-1689 5. Peter in power, 1689-1699 6. Peter and the favourites: Golovin and Menshikov, 1699-1706 7. Poltava and the new Gubernias, 1707-1709 8. The senate and the eclipse of Menshikov, 1709-1715 9. The case of the tsarevich, 1715-1717 10. The end of Aleksei Petrovich, 1718 Epilogue and conclusion, 1718-1725
Control code
45654604
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 485 pages
Isbn
9780521805858
Lccn
00069919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Peter the Great : the struggle for power, 1671-1725, Paul Bushkovitch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-466) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: court politics and reform 1. Tsars and boyars: structures and values 2. The ascendancy of Mateev, 1671-1676 3. The reign of tsar Fyodor, 1676-1682 4. The regency of Sofia, 1682-1689 5. Peter in power, 1689-1699 6. Peter and the favourites: Golovin and Menshikov, 1699-1706 7. Poltava and the new Gubernias, 1707-1709 8. The senate and the eclipse of Menshikov, 1709-1715 9. The case of the tsarevich, 1715-1717 10. The end of Aleksei Petrovich, 1718 Epilogue and conclusion, 1718-1725
Control code
45654604
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 485 pages
Isbn
9780521805858
Lccn
00069919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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