Troyat, a prolific author of numerous biographies of Russian writers and leaders (. Chekhov, Catherine the Great, Ivan the Terrible) has now produced a lively tale of Peter the Great
Troyat, a prolific author of numerous biographies of Russian writers and leaders (. Chekhov, Catherine the Great, Ivan the Terrible) has now produced a lively tale of Peter the Great. A larger than life figure famed for turning Russia toward the West and enlarging the Russian empire, Peter has been the subject of frequent study. Troyat's biography offers a wealth of detail of the tsar's life and times, particularly its crudity and excesses, but it is quite superficial.
Peter the Great book. Troyat published more than 100 books, novels and biographies, among them those of Anton Chekhov, Catherine the Great, Rasputin, Ivan the Terrible and Leo Tolstoy
Peter the Great book. Troyat published more than 100 books, novels and biographies, among them those of Anton Chekhov, Catherine the Great, Rasputin, Ivan the Terrible and Leo Tolstoy. He was elected as a member of the Académie française in 1959. I read this book in its original French version, but I understand that many books of Henri Troyat, including this one, have been translated into English. Fascinated by the history of Russia, I have read many books about this unique country and its leaders. Among the generations of tsars who have shaped its history, the most extraordinary is without any doubt Peter the Great (1672 - 1725).
by. Troyat, Henri, 1911-2007. Peter I, Emperor of Russia, 1672-1725. Russia's Peter the Great, a cruel visionary imbued equally with a fascination for progress and absolute power. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.
Henri Troyat(Catherine the Great;Terrible Tsarinas). peter the great is a book about an autocrat with big ideas, the power to instigate them, and the total lack of understanding about what these powers and ideas caused his people.
peter the great is a book about an autocrat with big ideas, the power to instigate them, and the total lack of understanding about what these powers and ideas caused his people. he overtaxed them, enforced his own ideas and desires (which changed daily some times), and instituted his powers unmercifully. people didn't know from one minute to the next.
Means were supposed to be spent not on personal, but on state needs. In discription of the situation with Tsarevich Alexei (the son of the tsar from the first wife Natalia), there is no clear mention of the fact that there were fears that, if Alexey came to power, it would be risk of execution of Catherine (future Empress) and of her children from Peter the Great.
Henri Troyat (1 November 1911 – 2 March 2007) was a Russian-born French author, biographer, historian and novelist. Troyat was born Lev Aslanovich Tarasov, (Russian: Лев Асланович Тарасов, Lev Aslanovich Tarasov) in Moscow to parents of mixed heritage, including Armenian, Russian, German and Georgian. According to his autobiography he states that his surname is Armenian (Torossian), while his maternal grandmother was German and his maternal grandfather was of mixed Georgian and Armenian descent
By (author) Henri Troyat, Translated by Joan Pinkham. This is a biography of Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia (1672 - 1725) who was a ruler of phenomenal energy and vision who made it his mission to bring Russia into the mainstream of European life. Avid for every kind of knowledge, simple in his personal tastes, he was highly militaristic and utterly ruthless in the pursuit of power. Format Paperback 400 pages. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.
ISBN 10: 024112249X ISBN 13: 9780241122495. Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, 1988.
Tags: Non Fiction, History
Tags: Non Fiction, History. He brought Russia from the darkness of its own Middle Ages into the Enlightenment and transformed it into the power that has its legacy in the Russia of our own century.