Peter the Great: His Life and World Topics for Discussion

Robert K. Massie
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What do you consider Peter the Great's finest personal quality? Select an incident from his life and describe how that quality contributes to the attaining of his goal.

What do you consider Peter the Great's worst personal quality? Select an incident from his life and describe how that defect detracts from the legacy of his reign.

Compare and contrast the fatalism of Peter the Great and Charles XII of Sweden.

How do Peter's chronic bouts of illness affect his reign?

What does the "Mock Synod" reveal about Peter's attitude toward religion? Is it representative of his overall views on the subject?

How does Peter's changing the law of succession affect Russia for the rest of the 18th century? How does it fit in with his other reforms?

Describe the situation of women in Muscovite Russia and how Peter liberates them.

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