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The Enterprisers: The Politics of School in Early Modern Russia

Igor Fedyukin


The Enterprisers traces the emergence of “modern” school in Russia during the reigns of Peter I and his immediate successors, up to the accession of Catherine II. The efforts to “educate” Russia represent a trademark of Peter I’s reign and reformist program, and innovations in schooling in Russia in the eighteenth century have traditionally been presented as a top-down, state-driven process. As with many other facets of the emerging early modern state, the Petrine-era school usually appears as the product of the practical needs of the tsar’s new “regular” army, which demanded skilled technical ... More

Keywords: schools, Russia, projectors, administrative entrepreneurs, Peter the Great, Noble Cadet Corps, Navigation School, Pietists, nobility, Westernization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190845001
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190845001.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Igor Fedyukin, author
National Research University Higher School of Economics