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By Evgenii V. Anisimov,J.T. Alexander

This psychologically penetrating revisionist account of the lifestyles and rule of Rusia's 18th-century Tsar-reformer develops a tremendous subject matter - that's, what occurs while the force for "progress" is associated with an autocratic, expansionist impulse instead of to a bigger aim of human emancipation? And, what has been the cost of strength - either for Peter and for Russia?

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