Essays Tagged: "Peter the Great"

Napoleon and the French Revolution; Explain in what ways Napoleon has come to be considered the greatest enlightened despot. Make sure to include a definition of an enlightened despot.

Some of history's greatest rulers such as Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Frederick the Great, and Joseph II have been considered to be ... scrimination towards women, which also relates to him being an enlightened despot.Rulers such as Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Frederick the Great, and Joseph II have all been considered to ...

(3 pages) 104 1 3.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > The French Revolution

Empress Elizabth Petrovna of Russia daughter of Catherine the Great

Empress Elizabeth Petrovna (1709-1761) was the daughter of Peter the Great and Catherine I. Empress Elizabeth was as devoted to Russia as her father but lacked ... in honor of Elizabeth, designed the Catherine Palace at Tsarskoe Selo and the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.Common people liked her because she knew Russian customs and tradition. She was also know ... s Russian scientist at that time who best exemplified the spirit of the age of enlightenment. In St.Petersburg, the Academy of Arts and first public theater was opened.To strengthen her and her family ...

(4 pages) 36 0 2.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Peter the Great vs. Catherine the Great--Who Was Greater?

czarina to rebuild Russia and lead it away from the troubles it faced following its Mongolian rule--Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. These two rulers did precisely what was required for them t ... and become a nation able to boast its power.Like many other rulers who rule with an iron fist, Czar Peter I was not someone one would label amiable or even simply cold to others--he was cruel. He was ...

(4 pages) 60 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Peter the Great.

Peter the GreatPeter the Great, tsar and later emperor of Russia is coupled to the Westernization of ... nd later emperor of Russia is coupled to the Westernization of Russia and its rise as a great power.Peter was born in Moscow through the second marriage of his father, Alexis I. Alexis I. ruled Russia ... rvived him. After his wife died in 1669 Alexis married Natalia Naryshkin in 1671, and the next year Peter was born, a strong and healthy child. Fyodor III, after succeeding his father as tsar, died wi ...

(5 pages) 106 3 2.6 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Peter the great.

On June 9, 1672 Peter the Great of Russia was born, the son of Alexis Michailovich Romanov and Natalia Narishkina, i ... with the death of Feodor 1682 that the rivalry could be put to rest. However even with Feodor dead Peter was still not sole heir to the throne. It was decided that a deal between Peter and his half-b ... deal between Peter and his half-brother Ivan, who was also slightly retarded, would share the thronePeter spend many of his early years in the Kremlin, which he grew to hate. The dusky rooms, maze lik ...

(8 pages) 58 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Empress Catherine the Great

egan making changes in government and society. She continued the process of Westernization begun by Peter the Great and made Russia a great European power. She built marvelous new monuments across Rus ... Russia a great European power. She built marvelous new monuments across Russia and transformed St. Petersburg into a European city of imperial pretensions. The arts, music, and education where patron ...

(9 pages) 84 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Peter the Great.

Born into the Russian government, Peter the Great was one of the most important figures in Russian history. Peter had many great accom ... eter had many great accomplishments and is celebrated as one of the best tsars ever to rule Russia. Peter the Great was the first emperor of Russia. With his superior army, he conquered enormous amoun ... peror of Russia. With his superior army, he conquered enormous amounts of land and expanded Russia. Peter the Great affected the path of history and without him, Russia would not be as strong a nation ...

(8 pages) 86 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

19th century Russian writers and how they dealt with the Western Influence of that time.

of Russia turned its look to the West for ideals and tendencies since the early 18th Century, when Peter the Great had set up a series of reforms for renovating the country. Russian nobility traveled ... y, followed Western trends, and generally considered themselves a part of modern Europe.In 1721 St. Petersburg was made the new capital of Russia, and remained the most west-oriented city of Russia. T ...

(8 pages) 122 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Peter the Great This essay is about what changes peter the great made during his reign in russian... other than that if u have any questions ask me

From 1682 to his death in 1725 Peter I, or Peter the Great, ruled over Russia as Tsar. Peter was different from most Tsars in his b ... ture and technology that Europe used. Some of this technology was used in warfare, which was one of Peter's interests. Yet, historians still wonder, did he deserve the title 'Great'?Peter was a very p ... He was a true man's man. He enjoyed eating, smoking, drinking, making love, and having a good time.Peter's army, first known as the Streltsi, was a group of considerably good fighters. Yet they were ...

(8 pages) 64 0 3.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Two Individuals: What changes they brought about and whether or not these changes had a positive or negative effect on that nation or region.

wished to create her nation a more modern place. She followed in the footsteps of her predecessor, Peter the Great who tried to recreate Russia into a great power by modernizing all aspects of Russia ... remely efficient infrastructure. In works by Voltaire (a famous Enlightenment thinker) he speaks of Peter the Great and Catherine the Greater.Joseph Stalin was another individual in Russia who was abl ...

(2 pages) 29 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Peter the Great (1996) by William Marshall

Peter the Great (1996) by William Marshall is a very direct and objective book about the life and le ... a very direct and objective book about the life and legacy of one of the greatest Russian monarchs, Peter I Romanov. Besides the central text, the book also contains a small forward and preface, numer ... maps, and a glossary, which are all very effective in further explaining the issues. Marshall uses Peter's reign to examine the causes of the recent demise of the U.S.S.R. and the continuing threats ...

(3 pages) 34 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Peter The Great

Peter the great was a visionary in many ways. At the time of his rule russia was at a time of strugg ... time of his rule russia was at a time of struggle they were behind the slow curve if you will. Yet, Peter was curious as to what technologies there were in the Western Europe Area. Peter was also a bi ... through the Ottoman Empire and due to this fact many of his soldiers were massicured.Greed overcame Peter. He didnt mind losing as many soldiers as he needed. Their lives weren't important to him. In ...

(2 pages) 28 0 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Enlightened Despots

I believe Peter the Great, Frederick the Great , Joseph II, and Catherine the Great were all very enlightened ... had the right to govern by birth, but what they did with their power was what was different. Peter the Great was credited for westernizing Russia. He did many things while in power including ab ... bureaucracy composed of educated civil servants. This was obviously a decision made for the people. Peter undertook many extensive reforms uncluding centralizing the government, creating a regular arm ...

(2 pages) 28 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Russian Westernization 1690-1790.

rds the end of the 17th century, Russia began undergoing dramatic, yet selective, internal changes. Peter the Great led the first westernization of Russia in history, permanently changing Russia and p ... ding a model from which westernization attempts elsewhere were based on. Westernization was used by Peter and his successors to promote Russia's expansionist empire without intending to transform Russ ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.5 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

What caused the 1905 Russian uprising?

tion was the outcome of long periods of repression and unrest across the country which started with Peter the Great. Through Peter the Great's tsardom, he forced his will onto the people through force ... g farms to express their discontent with the current conditions.The Russian Revolution began in St. Petersburg on January 22nd 1905, otherwise known as "Bloody Sunday". A peaceful demonstration turned ...

(3 pages) 25 0 1.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Why was there a revolution in Russia in 1905?

tic Labor party.The revolution was the culmination of a long period of repression and unrest. Since Peter the Great, the Tsars increasingly became autocratic bureaucracy tyrants. Russian people did no ... sembly, elected by limited franchise.These facts caused the Russian Revolution of 1905 began in St. Petersburg on Jan. 22 when troops fired on a defenseless crowd of worker, who, led by a priest, wher ...

(1 pages) 22 0 1.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

What were Peter the Great's westernization policies and how did they help modernize Russia?

Tsar Peter I, also known as Peter the Great, ruling Russia from 1689 to 1725, implemented major military ... ld apply Western principles to his armies and the Russian Cossacks would expand throughout Eurasia. Peter also introduced radical reforms that discouraged the ancient traditions of the Boyars and in e ... duced radical reforms that discouraged the ancient traditions of the Boyars and in establishing St. Petersburg would create a model European city. His great changes would revolutionize Russia and esta ...

(5 pages) 33 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Why Did the Revolutions of 1917 Happen?

ns in 1917 was the culmination of a long history of social unrest and repression. From the reign of Peter the Great, the tsardom disintegrated into an autocratic bureaucracy that suppressed the people ... The government did nothing to improve the standard of living in the quickly urbanizing cities of St Petersburg and Moscow, where a survey in 1904 found that each small apartment in the former city was ...

(6 pages) 39 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Essay on 3 absolute monarchs: Louis XIV, Peter the Great, Frederick the Great

chs. Louis XIV, the sun king, built a splendid court at Versailles where he looked over the nobles. Peter the Great, the westernizer, changed Russia from a backward country into a great power. Finally ... lestick into an honor. Furthermore, it was an honor to be mentioned in Louis' prayers.Unlike Louis, Peter the Great had to catch up to the west, so he traveled to the European powers and copied their ...

(3 pages) 25 0 3.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Alexander Hamilton

efore I picked a person I admire and want to describe. I could choose one of the Russian guys, like Peter The Great or Katherine II. But I decided on Alexander Hamilton. A young nationally minded man ...

(2 pages) 244 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers