Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)

российское образование

Some Aspects of Pre-revolutionary Historiography of Educational Policy of Peter I

The role of Peter I in the development of Russia, including the field of education, is huge. This is recognized by all researchers. However, assessing the personality of the Converter and the results of his activities have always had deep differences. The most heated discussions took place in the XIX century. They were held by both loyal supporters and active opponents of Peter. The leading place was taken by researchers who through serious academic analysis tried to give an objective assessment of the policy implemented by the Emperor.