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Playing Games: the Alternative History of Peter the Great, by Lindsey Hughes (2000). SSEES Occasional Papers no.41

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SSEES Occasional Papers no.41

Playing Games: the Alternative History of Peter the Great
Category: Inaugural Lectures

 

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A colourful examination of court entertainment in the time of Peter the Great of Russia. Particular attention is paid to role-playing, masquerade and the role of dwarfs as entertainers at the Petrine Court. The author's examination is in two parts: narrative and analysis; and supporting documents. The latter comprise: 'Selected letters from Peter to Prince-Caesar and the Chief Shipwright' and 'The Dwarfs' Wedding: extract from Just Juel's Journal'.

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