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

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?

The Reforms Of Peter The Great

Pub Date : 1993-01-01 | Author : Evgeniĭ Viktorovich Anisimov | Publisher : M.E. Sharpe

ISBN 10 : 1563240475
ISBN 13 : 9781563240478

This exciting and psychologically penetrating account of the life and rule of Russia's eighteenth-century tsar-reformer develops an important theme. What happens when the drive for..

The Emperors And Empresses Of Russia

Pub Date : 1996-01-01 | Author : Donald J. Raleigh | Publisher : M.E. Sharpe

ISBN 10 : 1563247607
ISBN 13 : 9781563247606

Since glasnost began, Russia's most eminent historians have taken advantage of new archival access and the end of censorship and conformity to reassess and reinterpret their histor..

Inventing The Enemy

Pub Date : 2011-08-08 | Author : Wendy Z. Goldman | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781139498012
ISBN 13 : 1139498010

Inventing the Enemy uses stories of personal relationships to explore the behaviour of ordinary people during Stalin's terror. Communist Party leaders strongly encouraged ordinary ..

Never Quit The Fight

Pub Date : 2008-02 | Author : Ralph Peters | Publisher : Stackpole Books

ISBN 10 : 9780811734400
ISBN 13 : 0811734404

Drawing on his global experiences from Africa to Iraq, author Ralph Peters attacks today's crucial issues of our time head-on, with the clear eye and blunt voice that has won him a..

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