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The Resource Peter the Great : his life and world, Robert K. Massie

Peter the Great : his life and world, Robert K. Massie

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Peter the Great : his life and world
Title
Peter the Great
Title remainder
his life and world
Statement of responsibility
Robert K. Massie
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This biography of the notorious Russian ruler examines his background and accomplishments, detailing the armed conflicts during his reign and scrutinizing his transformation of medieval Russia into modern Russia
  • Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned at the age of 10. A barbarous, volatile feudal tsar with a taste for torture; a progressive and enlightened reformer of government and science; a statesman of vision and colossal significance: Peter the Great embodied the greatest strengths and weaknesses of Russia while being at the very forefront of her development. Robert K. Massie delves deep into the life of this captivating historical figure, chronicling the pivotal events that shaped a boy into a legend - including his 'incognito' travels in Europe, his unquenchable curiosity about Western ways, his obsession with the sea and establishment of the stupendous Russian navy, his creation of an unbeatable army, and his relationships with those he loved most: Catherine, his loving mistress, wife, and successor; and Menshikov, the charming, unscrupulous prince who rose to power through Peter's friendship. Impetuous and stubborn, generous and cruel, a man of enormous energy and complexity, Peter the Great is brought fully to life
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 947/.05092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK131
LC item number
.M28 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Peter the Great : his life and world, Robert K. Massie
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Peter the Great : his life and world, Robert K. Massie
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1980
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [1049]-1053) 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
Control code
ocn828333555
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Dimensions
21 cm
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Edition
2012 Modern Library edition.
Extent
xvi, 1109 pages
Isbn
9780679645603
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012532033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679645603
  • (OCoLC)828333555

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