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The Eighteenth Century in Russia after the Death of Peter the Great

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

in Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes 18th-century Russia after the death of Peter the Great as representing a distinct period in the history of Russian culture. It explains that this period marked a decisive break ... More


The Reign of Peter the Great

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

in Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the momentous reign of Peter the Great and its impact and influence on Russian intellectual life and culture. It explains that the dominant European intellectual climate of the ... More


‘Enlightened Despotism’: Autocracy, Faith, and Enlightenment in Eastern and South–Eastern Europe (1689–1755)

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter explores the philosophes’ responses to developments in the Russian empire. Newly forged western skills and ideas made exceptional and impressive progress in Muscovy before 1750 but only, ... More


Conclusion

Paul Bushkovitch

in Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069464
eISBN:
9780199854615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069464.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Peter the Great did not come to the throne in August 1689 of a country possessing a simple, organic religious culture. The previous two centuries were periods of continuous change, gathering speed ... More


The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Alexander M. Schenker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is a comprehensive treatment of the most consequential work of art ever to be executed in Russia: the equestrian monument to Peter the Great, or The Bronze Horseman, as it has come to be ... More


The Monument

Alexander M. Schenker

in The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter analyzes Falconet's design of the monument to Peter the Great. It suggests that by endowing the monument with an aura of ambiguity, Falconet challenged viewers to draw a parallel between ... More


Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Paul Bushkovitch

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069464
eISBN:
9780199854615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069464.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This book traces the evolution of religious attitudes in this important transitional period in Russian history. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Russia saw the gradual decline of monastic ... More


Between Paris and St. Petersburg

Alexander M. Schenker

in The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the equestrian monument as political art and Peter the Great's idea to commission a monument to himself in his own lifetime. It then describes Catherine the ... More


Trauma

Kevin M. F. Platt

in Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448133
eISBN:
9780801460951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448133.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines how unofficial and countertraditional representations of Russian history charted subterranean relationships between the tsars and between the conceptions of collective greatness ... More


Filicide

Kevin M. F. Platt

in Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448133
eISBN:
9780801460951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448133.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter turns to middle and late nineteenth-century traditions in representations of Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great. It focuses on stories of intergenerational conflict and violence that ... More


Liminality

Kevin M. F. Platt

in Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448133
eISBN:
9780801460951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448133.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter investigates how Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great served during the first half of the nineteenth century to articulate conceptions of collective selfhood in foundational texts of ... More


History Lessons

Martin Malia

in Conversations on Russia: Reform from Yeltsin to Putin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300611
eISBN:
9780199850754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300611.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The late Martin Malia, professor emeritus of history at the University of California–Berkeley and author of the famous “Z” article, assessed Putin's policy decisions in the pre-Beslan phase in a ... More


Rehabilitation

Kevin M. F. Platt

in Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448133
eISBN:
9780801460951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448133.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter traces the emergence of Stalinist historical revisionism from the 1920s to the 1930s, analyzing in detail the central place of Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great in the Short Course ... More


Repetition

Kevin M. F. Platt

in Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448133
eISBN:
9780801460951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448133.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter analyzes representations of Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great in the cultural life of the 1930s and 1940s. It turns first to the case of Aleksei N. Tolstoi and his many works on ... More


Introduction

Alexander M. Schenker

in The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter describes Russia's early history and the founding of St. Petersburg. It considers the accomplishments of Peter the Great and how he dragged Russia out of its medieval ... More


Sculptors of the Empress

Alexander M. Schenker

in The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses Catherine the Great's deliberate cultivation of a friendship with Falconet and their exchange of correspondence; perceptions about Marie-Anne Collot's relationship with ... More


Retrieving What Time Destroys: The Palimpsest of Lourié’s The Blackamoor of Peter the Great

Klára Móricz

in Funeral Games in Honor of Arthur Vincent Lourié

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199829446
eISBN:
9780199377244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829446.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter describes the complex cultural layering in Lourié’s post-Symbolist opera The Blackamoor of Peter the Greatas a palimpsest—in Olga Matich’s words, “a metaphor of storing suppressed ... More


Prognostication

Kevin M. F. Platt

in Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448133
eISBN:
9780801460951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448133.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter considers Silver Age representations of of Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great, with particular focus on Dmitrii Merezhkovskii's historical novel Antichrist (Peter and Aleksei) and ... More


Epilogue

Alexander M. Schenker

in The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers the legacy of Falconet. The discussions include how his monument captures the enigmatic essence of Russia; how it has securely planted itself in the minds of the Petersburgers; ... More


Church, State, and Society under Peter

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the relations between Church, state, and society in Muscovite Russia under Peter the Great. It first considers the role of Feofan Prokopovich, an Ukrainian-born theologian who ... More


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