The Reforms of Peter the Great: Progress Through Violence in Russia

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Routledge, Feb 24, 2015 - Social Science - 344 pages
This psychologically penetrating revisionist account of the life and rule of Rusia's 18th-century Tsar-reformer develops an important theme - that is, what happens when the drive for "progress" is linked to an autocratic, expansionist impulse rather than to a larger goal of human emancipation? And, what has been the price of power - both for Peter and for Russia?
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Father of the Fatherland
11
Victory at any Cost
41
Birth of the Empire
141
Heritage and Heirs
265
Conclusion
295
Notes
299
For Further Reading
309
Index
313
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