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Peter the Great, his life and world

Author: Robert K Massie
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1981, ©1980.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Peter, Emperor of Russia; Pierre, empereur de Russie; Peter, Emperor of Russia
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert K Massie
ISBN: 0345298063 9780345298065
OCLC Number: 8011848
Notes: Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1980.
Description: xii, 909 pages, [10] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Old Muscovy --
Peter's childhood --
"A maiden of great intelligence" --
The revolt of the Streltsy --
The great schism --
Peter's games --
The regency of Sophia --
Sophia overthrown --
Gordon, Lefort and the jolly company --
Archangel --
Azov --
The great embassy to Western Europe --
"It is impossible to describe him" --
Peter in Holland --
The Prince of Orange --
Peter in England --
Leopold and Augustus --
"These things are in your way" --
Fire and knout --
Among friends --
Voronezh and the southern fleet --
Mistress of the north --
Let the cannon decide --
Charles XII --
Narva --
"We must not lose our heads" --
The founding of St. Petersburg --
Menshikov and Catherine --
The hand of the autocrat --
Polish quagmire --
Charles in Saxony --
The great road to Moscow --
Golovchin and Lesnaya --
Mazeppa --
The worst winter within memory --
The gathering of forces --
Poltava --
Surrender by the river --
The fruits of Poltava --
The sultan's world --
Liberator of the Balkan Christians --
Fifty blows on the Pruth --
The German campaign and Frederick William --
The coast of Finland --
The Kalabalik --
Venice of the north --
An ambassador reports --
The second journey west --
"The king is a mighty man..." --
A visitor in Paris --
The education of an heir --
A paternal ultimatum --
Flight of the Tsarevich --
The future on trial --
Charles' last offensive --
King George enters the Baltic --
Victory --
In the service of the state --
Commerce by decree --
Supreme under God --
The emperor in St. Petersburg --
Along the Caspian --
Twlight --
Epilogue --
Genealogy of the Romanov dynasty, 1613-1917.
Responsibility: Robert K. Massie.

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