The Image of Peter the Great in Russian History and Thought by Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

By Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Similar to Peter the nice casts a protracted shadow in glossy Russian idea and tradition. As vital to trendy Russia because the French Revolution is to France and the Reformation is to Germany, just like this militaristic ruler, founding father of St Petersburg, and czar of all Russia from 1689-1725 has been primary to Russian background, literature, and artwork because the early 1700s. Riasanovsky, one of many premier historians of Russia, lines the improvement of this photograph from 1700 to the current. Drawing examples from Russian historic money owed, literature, folklore, and the humanities, he exhibits how using identical to Peter has mirrored the altering cultural and political values of the Russian humans.

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By Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Similar to Peter the nice casts a protracted shadow in glossy Russian idea and tradition. As vital to trendy Russia because the French Revolution is to France and the Reformation is to Germany, just like this militaristic ruler, founding father of St Petersburg, and czar of all Russia from 1689-1725 has been primary to Russian background, literature, and artwork because the early 1700s. Riasanovsky, one of many premier historians of Russia, lines the improvement of this photograph from 1700 to the current. Drawing examples from Russian historic money owed, literature, folklore, and the humanities, he exhibits how using identical to Peter has mirrored the altering cultural and political values of the Russian humans.

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Lomonosov was coming to his conclusion: I am in the field under fire, I am in judicial sessions in the midst of difficult discussions, I am in different arts and crafts among multiple and varied contraptions, I am at the building of cities, ports, canals, among a countless multitude of people, I am in spirit among the groaning of the waves of the White, the Black, the Baltic, the Caspian Sea and of the Ocean itself. Everywhere I see Peter the Great, in sweat, in dust, in smoke, in flame—and I can not convince myself that a single Peter is everywhere, not many, and that this is one short life and not a thousand years.

315. For a discussion of Kantemir's views on education, in the framework of the European Enlightenment, see M. Erhard, "La Satire 'De 1'education' de A. D. Kantemir," Revue des etudes slaves, XXXVIII (1961), 73—79. 88 The Image of Peter the Great in Russian History and Thought younger contemporaries and Kantemir became a noted writer in the years immediately following the first emperor's death, Alexander Sumarokov (1718-1777) stood out as a prominent representative of the literary generation that came into its own in mid-century.

Baehr: "From History to National Myth: Translatio imperil in Eighteenth-Century Russia," The Russian Review, vol. 37, no. i (January 1978), pp. 1-13; "In the Re-beginning: Rebirth, Renewal and Renovatio in Eighteenth-Century Russia," Russia and the West in the Eighteenth Century, ed. A. G. , 1983), pp. 152-166; and "In the Image and i8 The Image of Peter the Great in Russian History and Thought 3 Although eighteenth-century images of Peter the Great could be affected by the Muscovite tradition and even by Christian hagiography, their basic content derived from the Age of Reason.

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