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Ivan the Terrible #2020

Ivan the Terrible This is the first major re assessment of Ivan the Terrible to be published in the West in the post Soviet period It breaks away from older stereotypes of the tsar whether as crazed tyrant and evil gen

  • Title: Ivan the Terrible
  • Author: Maureen Perrie Andrei Pavlov
  • ISBN: 9780582099487
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ivan the Terrible By Maureen Perrie Andrei Pavlov, This is the first major re assessment of Ivan the Terrible to be published in the West in the post Soviet period It breaks away from older stereotypes of the tsar whether as crazed tyrant and evil genius , on the one hand, or as a great and wise statesman , on the other to provide a balanced picture It examines the ways in which Ivan s policies contributed tThis is the first major re assessment of Ivan the Terrible to be published in the West in the post Soviet period It breaks away from older stereotypes of the tsar whether as crazed tyrant and evil genius , on the one hand, or as a great and wise statesman , on the other to provide a balanced picture It examines the ways in which Ivan s policies contributed to the creation of Russia s distinctive system of unlimited monarchical rule.Ivan is best remembered for his reign of terror, the book pays due attention to the horrors of his executions, tortures and repressions, especially in the period of the oprichnina 1565 72 , when he mysteriously divided his realm into two parts, one of which was under the direct control of the tsar and his oprichniki bodyguard This work argues that the often gruesome forms assumed by the terror reflected not only Ivan s personal cruelty and sadism, but also his religious views about the divinely ordained right of the tsar to punish his treasonous subjects, just as sinners were punished in Hell Primarily chronological in its organisation, the book focuses on three main aspects of Ivan s power the territorial expansion of the state, the mythology, rituals and symbols of monarchy and the development of the autocratic system of rule.

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    1. It was a really good book The authors were able to combine a sort of Great Game by Peter Hopkirk styled description of the various Kazanian and Astrakhanian wars, but they also melded in the domestic policies of the Oprichnina and the historical debate surrounding these events I did find it odd though that for a book that claims in the title to be a profile of Ivan IV, that there was so little about him personally, aside from a small bit in the end I understand the reasons for doing this, but th [...]

    2. One of the most brutal leaders in the world is Russias leader, Ivan the Terrible This book has been written to demonstrate just how evil a Russian tsar can be Ivan was crowned tsar of Russia when he was 16 years old He was being beaten up by boyars when he was younger At the time, Russia expanded from South, West and North Kazan blocked their way of expanding East so Ivan conquered the city of Kazan in just eight days by blowing up their castle doors underground After that, Ivan IV built a churc [...]

    3. This book had some good information, but it was really dry and I had trouble staying focused on interested in it I also prefer biographies that are a bit about the person, and less just about the political atmosphere although I get that it s difficult to really focus on the person when there aren t many reliable sources.

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