From Peter the Great to Karl Marx
Edited By William Benton Whisenhunt
Professor James Cracraft is an established specialist on early modern Russian history, particularly the era of Peter the Great (1682-1725), tsar and first Russian emperor. This volume gathers some of the many key articles and reviews published by him over the last forty years and more in a wide variety of scholarly venues, some of which are not readily accessible. They constitute in sum important contributions not only to Russian history broadly understood, but also to the study of history itself. The collection will include a preface by the editor and an introduction by the author, where he will sum up his decades of historical work and point to new avenues of needed research, all the while emphasizing that "history" properly understood does not exist somewhere on its own but is the creation, however imperfect, of professional historians (as "chemistry", say, is properly understood as the work, however imperfect, of professional chemists).
The author/editor and publisher gratefully acknowledge the permission granted to reproduce the copyright material in this book.
Chapter 1: Steven A. Usitalo and William Benton Whisenhunt, eds., Russian and Soviet History: From the Time of Troubles to the Collapse of the Soviet Union. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2008. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Chapter 2: James Cracraft, “Some Dreams of Peter the Great,” Canadian-American Slavic Studies v. 8, no. 2 (Summer 1974): 173–197. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Chapter 3: Ezra Mendelsohn and Marshall S. Shatz, eds., Imperial Russia, 1700–1917: Essays in Honor of Marc Raeff. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois Press (Cornell University Press), 1988. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Chapter 4: James Cracraft, “Empire versus Nation: Russian Political Theory under Peter I,” Harvard Ukrainian Studies v. 10, no. 3/4 (December 1986): 524–41. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Chapter 5: James Cracraft, Peter the Great Transforms Russia 3rd ed. Boston: D.C. Heath (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), 1993. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.←xv | xvi→
Chapter 6: J.G. Garrard, ed., The Eighteenth Century in Russia. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Chapter 7: Lucian J. Frary, ed., Thresholds into the Orthodox Commonwealth: Essays in Honor of Theofanis G. Stavrou. Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers, 2017. Reprinted...
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