16) Vasili Kliuchevskii
, doyen of Russian historians in the nineteenth century, had called attention to a pattern of dynamic population movement penetrating and colonizing vast spaces alternating with periods of stoppage and suspension.
, Drevnerusskii zhitiia sviiatykh kak istoricheskii istochnik (Moscow: Tipografiia Gracheva, 1871), 305; Pelenski, Russia and Kazan, 269-75; R.
, who served as Got'e's main advisor, and Pavel Miliukov, who sparked his interest in historiography.
, rests primarily on the thematic preferences of the instructor.
In the nineteenth century, appraisals of the controversial tsar tended to be negative, the great Kliuchevskii
comparing him to Samson, bringing down a huge edifice on his own head as he attempted to destroy his enemies.
A deeper understanding of Russian characteristics is provided by Kliuchevskii
(1987), who describes a set of stereotypical Russian modes of behavior.
For example, the famous imperial Russian historian Vasilii Kliuchevskii
wrote that Peter "ceased being the mythical political figure to the people that previous tsars had been.
Vasilii Osipovich) Kliuchevskii
, A History of Russia, trans.
ascribed to contemporaries a mood of deep pessimism.
Ecrire et reecrire Thistoire russe divan le Terrible a Vasilii Kliuchevskii
(1547-1917) (Paris: Institut d'etudes slaves, 2013).
, Sochineniia (Moscow: Mysl', 1989), 4:118-22; Paul Bushkovitch, Peter the Great: The Struggle for Power, 1671-1725 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), 227; and I.
2) Vasilii Kliuchevskii
dedicated one of his famous harangues to Peter the Great's unworthy successors: