Ivan the Terrible

Author: Isabel de Madariaga

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300143761

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 526

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Ivan IV, 'the Terrible' (1533–1584), is one of the key figures in Russian history, yet he has remained among the most neglected. Notorious for pioneering a policy of unrestrained terror—and for killing his own son—he has been credited with establishing autocracy in Russia. This is the first attempt to write a biography of Ivan from birth to death, to study his policies, his marriages, his atrocities, and his disordered personality, and to link them as a coherent whole. Isabel de Madariaga situates Ivan within the background of Russian political developments in the sixteenth century. And, with revealing comparisons with English, Spanish, and other European courts, she sets him within the international context of his time. The biography includes a new account of the role of astrology and magic at Ivan's court and provides fresh insights into his foreign policy. Facing up to problems of authenticity (much of Ivan's archive was destroyed by fire in 1626) and controversies which have paralyzed western scholarship, de Madariaga seeks to present Russia as viewed from the Kremlin rather than from abroad and to comprehend the full tragedy of Ivan's reign.
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Ivan the Terrible

The Film Companion

Author: Joan Neuberger

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860645600

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 145

View: 1183

Eisenstein's last, unfinished masterpiece is a strange, complex and haunting film. Commissioned personally by Stalin in 1941, Ivan the Terrible placed Eisenstein in the paradoxical situation of having to glorify Stalinist tyranny in the image of Ivan without sacrificing his own artistic and political integrity--or his life. Drawing on sources that include Eisenstein's personal archive and the memoirs of those involved in the film's making, Joan Neuberger's vivid account reveals how, in almost impossible circumstances, Eisenstein managed to create a film of cinematic innovation, intellectual depth and political critique. She reveals the film to be both a great work of art and a product of the time and place in which it was made.
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Ivan the Terrible

Author: Robert Payne,Nikita Romanoff

Publisher: Cooper Square Press

ISBN: 1461661080

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 520

View: 4048

Czar Ivan IV (1530-1584), the first Russian ruler to take the title czar, is known as one of the worst tyrants in history, but few people among the general public know how he got such an infamous reputation. Relying on extensive research based heavily on original Russian sources, this definitive biography depicts an incredibly complex man living in a time of simple, harsh realities. Robert Payne, the distinguished author of many historical and biographical works, and Russian scholar Nikita Romanoff, describe in vivid and lively detail Ivan's callous upbringing; the poisoning of his second wife and the murder of his son; his obsession with religion and sin; his predilection for mass murder, evidenced by his massacre of 30,000 citizens of Novgorod; yet his remarkable intelligence as a ruler, supporting the growth of trade and expanding Russia's borders.
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The Image of Ivan the Terrible in Russian Folklore

Author: Maureen Perrie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521891004

Category: History

Page: 280

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A study of Ivan the Terrible's depiction in Russian folklore, and the controversies surrounding it.
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Ivan the Terrible

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Blackbirch PressInc

ISBN: 9781567119008

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 9471

A biography of the infamous czar.
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The "Domostroi"

Rules for Russian Households in the Time of Ivan the Terrible

Author: Carolyn Johnston Pouncy

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471664

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 9235

A manual on household management, the Domostroi is one of the few sources on the social history and secular life of Russia in the time of Ivan the Terrible. It depicts a society that prized religious orthodoxy, reliance on tradition, and absolute subordination of the individual to the family and the state. Specific instructions tell how to arrange hay, visit monasteries, distill vodka, treat servants, entertain clergy, cut out robes, and carry out many other daily activities. Carolyn Johnston Pouncy here offers, with an informative introduction, the first complete English translation.
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Ivan the Terrible

Author: Maureen Perrie,Andrei Pavlov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317894685

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 9654

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 more 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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The Origins of Autocracy

Ivan the Terrible in Russian History

Author: Alexander Yanov

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520042827

Category: History

Page: 339

View: 3251

Traces the role of Ivan the Terrible in Russian history and the thinking of Russian historians, emphasizing the political actions and ideals of the sixteenth-century czar as they have shaped Russia's development through the present
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Ivan the Terrible

A Military History

Author: Alexander Filjushkin

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1848325045

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 5046

Ivan was also the first Russian ruler to invade Europe, and his Campaigns against the Livonian Confederation were initially very successful. In 1558, Russian soldiers occupied Dorpat and Narva, and laid siege to Reval, creating vital trade routes over the Baltic Sea. At the Battle of Ergema the Russians defeated the knights of the Livonian Order, fuelling Ivan's dreams of a Russian Empire. However, as Erik XIV of Sweden recaptured Reval, and the Poles joined forces with the Lithuannians, the war began to turn against Ivan. In 1571, an army of 120,000 Crimean Tatars crossed the River Ugra, crushed the Russian defences, and burned Moscow to the ground. As Ivan became increasingly paranoid and violent, he carried out a number of terrible massacres. It is thought that more than forty thousand were killed when the Russians sacked the town of Novgorod in 1570, and many were tortured and murdered in front of Ivan and his son. Ivan the Terrible describes the organisation and equipment of the tsar's army and the forces of his enemies, the Poles, Lithuanians, Tatars and Livonian Knights. The narrative examines all of Russia's military campaigns in Eastern Europe and Western Siberia during the period of 1533 to 1584. This is the first specialist study of Ivan the Terrible's military strategy to be published in English.
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The Cult of Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia

Author: M. Perrie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403919690

Category: History

Page: 255

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Ivan IV, the sixteenth-century Russian tsar notorious for his reign of terror, became an unlikely national hero in the Soviet Union during the 1940s. This book traces the development of Ivan's positive image, placing it in the context of Stalin's campaign for patriotism. In addition to historians' images of Ivan, the author examines literary and artistic representations, including Sergei Eisenstein's famous film, banned for its depiction of the tsar which was interpreted as an allegorical criticism of Stalin.
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Ivan the Terrible

Author: Thomas G. Butson

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 6249

A biography of Ivan IV, the Terrible, the first Russian ruler to use the title Czar and who ranks as an outstanding ruler though he committed great cruelties.
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Ivan the Terrible

Author: Yuri Tsivian

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN: 9780851708348

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 87

View: 629

Account of Eisenstein's baroque late masterpiece Ivan the Terrible (Parts 1 and 2).
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The Issue With Ivan the Terrible

Author: Anatoly Fomenko,Gleb Nosovskiy

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365504158

Category: History

Page: N.A

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NASA research of Earth-Moon mechanics by astrophysicist Robert Newton leads mathematicians of MSU to a breakthrough in the chronology of world history and Russia. The oversize ominous figure of Ivan the Terrible, with his 7 wives and 4 sons, allegedly ruling from 1530 to 1584, was a collation of 4 different real persons. The official history hides the struggle of dynasties and civil wars of the Great Strife. The first Ivan IV accessed the throne in 1547, when he was barely 16, conquered Kazan in 1552, fell mentally ill and died in 1553. The second Ivan IV (Dimitry, the elder son of the first) inherited the throne, and Russia was ruled by a custodian council of boyars until he died in 1563. The third Ivan IV (second son of the first) inherited the throne, and Russia again was ruled by a custodian council of boyars until his death in 1572. The fourth Ivan IV (Simeon Ivan III) ruled until 1584. The figmental figure of Ivan the Terrible was fed into Russian history by German historians. Guess why?
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Ivan the Terrible

Terrifying Tyrant of Russia

Author: Ryan Nagelhout

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1482447975

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9432

Does Ivan Vasilyevich, also known as Ivan the Terrible, deserve his menacing moniker? The grand prince of Moscow built an empire in the 16th century to become the first tsar of Russia in 1547. Though his achievements were considerable during his time in power, his suspicions about the loyalty of his subjects led to thousands of executions, casting a bloody pall over his entire reign. This story of an intriguing—though chilling—ruler will captivate readers as well as give them an understanding of the conflicts in Europe and Asia at this time.
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Ivan the Terrible

Author: Ian Grey

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1612309879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 415

View: 2997

No tsar of Russia has been more widely known by name than Ivan the Terrible. He has exercised a sinister fascination but remained a nebulous figure, seen through a haze of blood and savagery. In truth, Ivan was extraordinarily complex, extreme in conduct and in speech. His personality was vivid and powerful. He inspired legends and passionate conflicts. But from earliest childhood, he suffered terrors, calamities, and personal tragedies that would have unhinged most people. Fear, betrayals, and desperation made him suspicious and liable to flashing storms of anger, and his punishments were harsh. Indeed, he revealed many of the symptoms of a manic-depressive. His sense of sin, his obsessive anxiety for his dynasty, and his bouts of inhumanity brought him close to insanity. But he was also capable of affection, kindness, generosity, and tolerance, and where the affairs of the Tsardom were concerned, he remained always the practical and dedicated sovereign. An imperious man of great intelligence and ability, Ivan was a natural leader, and as the first crowned tsar of Russia, he claimed the loyalty and devotion of his people who saw in him the center and epitome of the nation. Here, from New York Times bestselling historian Ian Grey, is Ivan's extraordinary story.
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Russian society under Ivan the Terrible

Author: Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Solovʹev

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780875691800

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 9184

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Ivan the Terrible

Author: R. G. Skrynnikov,Hugh F. Graham

Publisher: Academic Intl Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 219

View: 1093

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Ivan the Terrible

Tsar of Death

Author: Sean Price

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9780531125977

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8332

Recounts the life of Ivan the Terrible, including his childhood, his rise to power in Russia, his bloody reign, and death.
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A Military History of Russia

From Ivan the Terrible to the War in Chechnya

Author: David R. Stone

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275985028

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 446

A concise but comprehensive exploration of Russia's military past, this book traces the course of Russia's wars, both victories and defeats, showing how war has shaped Russian society and how the nature of Russian society has shaped Russia's military and the wars it has fought.
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Ivan the Terrible

Author: Anne Fine

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 178031163X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 8687

A classic children’s book from best-loved Bill's New Frock author, former Children’s Laureate Anne Fine. Perfect for readers aged between 7 and 9 and fans of The Midnight Gang and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary series. It’s Ivan’s first day at his new school, and Boris is told to look after him, and translate for him, because Ivan can only speak Russian. After all, St Edmund’s is a civilized school. Only problem is, Ivan isn’t civilized. So when Ivan starts greeting people as ‘lowly shivering worms’, and asking for words in English like ‘crush’ and ‘mutilate’, Boris realises that he’s going to have his work cut out for him. And that’s just the start of the day . . . Anne Fine’s fun school stories have been delighting children for more than 20 years, winning her awards such as the Smarties Book Award and Carnegie Medal along the way.
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