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The history of Peter the Great : emperor of Russia / Voltaire ; translated by Tobias Smollett.

Voltaire, 1694-1778 author. (Author). Smollett, T. (Tobias), 1721-1771 translator. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781634213004
  • ISBN: 1634213009
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Garfield Heights] : Duke Classics, [2014]

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Summary, etc.: French Enlightenment thinker Voltaire saw much to admire in Russian emperor Peter the Great. Most significantly, Voltaire admired Peter's tireless efforts to drag Russia from its medieval mindset and thrust it into an age of rationality. This exhaustive biography focuses more on Peter's philosophy and values than his wartime exploits.
Source of Description Note: Online resource; title from READ title page (OverDrive, viewed July 27, 2015).
Subject: Peter I, Emperor of Russia, 1672-1725.
Russia > History > Peter I, 1689-1725.
Genre: Electronic books.

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