Peter the Great: His Life and World

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Peter the Great: His Life and World is a 1980 work written by Robert K. Massie. The book won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography,[1] the book chronicles the life of Peter I of Russia, and is divided into five parts: "Old Muscovy", "The Great Embassy", "The Great Northern War", "On the European Stage", and "The New Russia".[2]

It was adapted in a 1986 TV miniseries.


  1. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes: 1981 Winners and Finalists". Columbia University. The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved January 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ Massie, Robert K. (October 1981). Peter the Great: His Life and World. New York City: Ballantine Books. pp. vii–ix. ISBN 0-345-29806-3.