The Petrine Divide and the Periodization of Early Modern Russian History

@article{Martin2010ThePD,
  title={The Petrine Divide and the Periodization of Early Modern Russian History},
  author={Russell E. Martin},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  year={2010},
  volume={69},
  pages={410 - 425}
}
Among the chief problems in determining the boundaries of the early modern period in Russian history is die reign and reforms of Peter I the Great. In this article, Russell E. Martin situates Peter's reign within the context of dynastic marriage politics from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. He argues that the centuries from roughly 1500 to 1800 constitute a single, coherent period. Court politics were dominated by concerns of kinship and marriage: in the sixteenth and… Expand
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