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Russia & Peter the Great. Russia is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Russia . Background Common 17 th & 18 th C question: Is Russia an eastern country or western country? It spans two continents: Asia and Europe It was controlled by the Mongol Khans until the 15 th C.

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Russia peter the great

Russia & Peter the Great

Russia is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma


Russia

Russia

  • Background

    • Common 17th & 18th C question: Is Russia an eastern country or western country?

    • It spans two continents: Asia and Europe

    • It was controlled by the Mongol Khans until the 15th C.

    • Russian power and culture lies west of the Urals.


Russia1

Russia

  • Background

    • What was the “Time of Troubles”?

    • Romanov Dynasty


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Russia

  • Peter the Great (r. 1682-1725)


The reign of peter the great

The Reign of Peter the Great

  • What was so “great” about Peter?

  • Russia would never be the same after his reign.

  • He is considered the epitome of an absolute monarch in Eastern Europe.

  • Some historians argue that absolutism in E. Eur. was more autocratic than in the West


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The Reign of Peter the Great

How was the early reign of PG similar to L. XIV?


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The Reign of Peter the Great

  • Taming the boyars and streltsy(control of nobility)

    • How does PG take control of the nobles? Is this a characteristic of absolutism?


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The Reign of Peter the Great

Why did PG take a trip to Western Europe and what did he learn?


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The Reign of Peter the Great

Developing a navy (control of military)

  • How does he do this and is this something an absolute monarch would do?

    Expansion into Baltic (use of military for own benefit)

  • Why does PG do this? Is this something an absolute monarch would do?


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The Reign of Peter the Great

Founding St. Petersburg

  • What were some characteristics of the city of St. Petersburg? How is the building of St. Petersburg characteristic of absolute monarchy?


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The Reign of Peter the Great

Reorganizing Domestic Administration (control of bureaucracy)

  • How does PG reorganize the government? How is this indicative of an absolute monarchy?


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The Reign of Peter the Great

Table of Ranks

  • What were the table of ranks and how is this a characteristic of absolute monarchy?

    Administrative Colleges

  • Why did PG establish administrative colleges? Was this a characteristic of absolutism?


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The Reign of Peter the Great

Control of Orthodox Church (religious unity)

  • What does PG do to bring the Orthodox Church under his control? How is this an example of absolute monarchy?


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The Reign of Peter the Great

Thought Questions

  • What do you think was the main reason for PG’s reforms? What was PG’s goal for his reforms?

  • In what ways and to what extent did absolutism affect the power and status of European nobility in the period 1650 to 1750. Use examples from at least TWO countries.


Play a peter the great trivia game

Play a Peter the Great Trivia Game

  • http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/games/walk/walk_peter.html


Key ideas and terms

Key Ideas and terms

  • Internal/domestic reforms of PG and the goals

  • Streltsy

  • Boyars

  • Table of Ranks

  • Old Believers

  • Patriarch

  • Holy Synod

  • The Case of Aleksei

  • Comparisons between Louis and Peter’s early reign

  • Eastern Europe vs. Western Europe

    • Political and economic situations by the 18th C


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