Covers the rise of Russia from the bonds of the Golden Horde to westernization under the rule of Peter the Great. Includes backgrounds for Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great. Also presents the post-Renaissance western culture that Peter the Great attempted to introduce to Russia, including mannerism and baroque. Images comparing Peterhof to Versailles and St. Petersburg to Paris allow students to see the comparison. Also includes works of El Greco and Bernini.
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