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Peter the Great and the West : new perspectives /
edited by Lindsey Hughes.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, in association with School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London, and National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, 2001.
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xxiv, 280 p.
ISBN
0333920090
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, in association with School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London, and National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, 2001.
isbn
0333920090
catalogue key
4249650
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2001-06-01:
This volume contains the several papers by British, Russian, and U.S. scholars delivered at a conference in London in 1998 to mark the tercentenary of Peter the Great's visit to England, the culmination of his celebrated "Grand Embassy" to the West. As edited by Hughes (Russian history, Sch. of Slavonic and East European Studies, University Coll., London), the chapters focus upon various Anglo-Dutch aspects of Peter's trip, along with Russia's reactions to his ventures. Subjects examined include Russian apprentices in England, English maritime techniques, British reactions to Peter's military and naval successes, Petrine portraits, a Dutch view of Peter, and an intriguing essay, "Why St. Petersburg?," among others. This scholarly work is most appropriate for academic libraries and students of 18th-century Russia and Anglo-Russian relations. Robert H. Johnston, McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Ont. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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'What is new about this book is not so much the perspectives, but the sources which the authors bring to bear on the perennial questions associated with 'the rights and wrongs, successes and failures of the reign of Peter the Great.' -- Russian Review
'What is new about this book is not so much the perspectives, but the sources which the authors bring to bear on the perennial questions associated with 'the rights and wrongs, successes and failures of the reign of Peter the Great.' --Russian Review
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This text 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 modernisation and westernisation.
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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 in Western science. The issue of Russia's orientation between East and West, evident even in changes in the style of portraiture, was crucial to military and diplomatic issues in Peter's reign.
Table of Contents
List of Platesp. vii
List of Tablesp. viii
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Note on Transliteration and Proper Namesp. x
List of Contributorsp. xi
Forewordp. xvi
Introductionp. xvii
Opening Addressp. 1
The Old Man from Cambridge, Mrs Cross, and Other Anglo-Petrine Matters of Due Weight and Substancep. 3
The Reforms in Contextp. 27
The Petrine Reforms and their Impactp. 29
Administrative Reforms in the Russian Empire: Western Models and Russian Implementationp. 36
Peter and Britainp. 51
Changing Perspectives: British Views of Russia from the Grand Embassy to the Peace of Nystadp. 53
Diligent and Faithful Servant: Peter the Great's Apprentices in Englandp. 71
Peter the Great: the Scottish Dimensionp. 89
Maritime Historyp. 103
British Merchants and Russian Men-of-War: the Rise of the Russian Baltic Fleetp. 105
State, Navy and the Origin of the Petrine Forest Cadastral Surveyp. 118
Peter the Great and English Maritime Technologyp. 130
Diplomatic and Military Historyp. 159
Peter the Great and the Conquest of Azov: 1695-96p. 161
Peter the Great and the Balticp. 177
Why St Petersburg?p. 189
Seven Years with Peter the Great: the Dutchman Jacob de Bie's Observationsp. 206
The Court and the Artsp. 225
Catherine I, her Court and Courtiersp. 227
Images of Greatness: Portraits of Peter Ip. 250
Indexp. 271
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