The Resource Peter the Great : a biography, Lindsey Hughes

Peter the Great : a biography, Lindsey Hughes

Label
Peter the Great : a biography
Title
Peter the Great
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Lindsey Hughes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This, the shorter biography of Peter the Great (1672-1725), tells his story from birth to death in twelve chapters, including two final chapters on the Tsar's legacy and posthumous reputation up to the present, with the aim of providing a vivid sense of the dynamics of his life and reign: The focus is firmly on the dramatic, appealing and unconventional figure of Peter himself: his actions, deliberations, decisions, relationships, tastes and possessions. It includes the more bizarre aspects of his character, such as his interest in dwarfs, the use of disguises, clowning and vandalism. The main sources are Peter's letters and papers, both published and unpublished, as well as other contemporary accounts and documents." "The narrative comprises both the public and private life, the life Peter lived as well as his significant fantasy world. Hughes offers fascinating new material on the 'alternative' or 'parallel' history of Peter's many disguises and pseudonyms, his deference to a number of mock superiors, and his relationships with individuals such as his second wife Catherine and his favourite Alexander Menshikov." "In each chapter Hughes explores Peter's image in painting and sculpture, bringing the story to the present day with a discussion of controversial monuments in Moscow and St. Petersburg."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
947/.05/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK131
LC item number
.H838 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Peter the Great : a biography, Lindsey Hughes
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-274) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • From Poltava to Pruth 1709-11
  • 6.
  • Peter in Europe 1712-17
  • 7.
  • Father and sons 1718-20
  • 8.
  • The year of Nystad 1721
  • 9.
  • Ranks and regulations 1722-23
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • A coronation and a funeral 1724-25
  • 11.
  • Legacy
  • 12.
  • Commemorating Peter : 1725-2002
  • Growing up 1672-89
  • 2.
  • Prelude to greatness 1689-97
  • 3.
  • The grand embassy 1697-99
  • 4.
  • War with Sweden 1700-8
Control code
ocn890477082
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 285 pages, 16 unnumbered pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300094268
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9470e8ac-a2fb-402a-b098-7ea8d7cb4c85
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33282614
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890477082
  • ebsco0300143745

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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