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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The Cult of Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia

Author: M. Perrie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403919690

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 7229

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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Aleksandr Nevskij

Heiliger, Fürst, Nationalheld : eine Erinnerungsfigur im russischen kulturellen Gedächtnis (1263-2000)

Author: Frithjof Benjamin Schenk

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412069049

Category: Historiography

Page: 548

View: 9146

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Der Kreml

Eine neue Geschichte Russlands

Author: Catherine Merridale

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104028354

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 5006

Eine packende neue Geschichte Russlands – über 500 Jahre Herrschaft und Macht im Kreml, von Iwan dem Schrecklichen bis Wladimir Putin Der Kreml ist das imposante Symbol der russischen Nation. Hier wurden die mächtigen Zaren gekrönt, hier paradierte die glorreiche Rote Armee nach dem Sieg über Deutschland. Im Kreml schlägt das Herz der russischen Macht, hier entscheidet sich Russlands Schicksal. Die bedeutende Historikerin Catherine Merridale erzählt die faszinierende Geschichte des Kreml mit all ihren Intrigen und blutigen Kämpfen um die Macht. Indem sie das verborgene Innere des russischen Staates freilegt, ermöglicht Catherine Merridale uns ein neues Verständnis der bewegten Geschichte Russlands bis in die Gegenwart.
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Russische Geschichte 1547–1917

Author: Christoph Schmidt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486833863

Category: History

Page: 268

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Der Oldenbourg Grundriss Geschichte hat erneut Zuwachs bekommen: Mit Christoph Schmidts Band gibt es nun eine kompakte Einführung in die Geschichte des Zarenreichs. Gut zu lesen führt die Darstellung durch annähernd vier Jahrhunderte russischer Geschichte. Im Mittelpunkt des Forschungsteils stehen vier grundlegende Aspekte: Geographie, Ethnologie, Orthodoxie und Autokratie. Die Bibliografie ist thematisch gegliedert und gibt daher einen idealen Leitfaden durch die wichtigsten Quellen und den aktuellen Stand der Forschung.
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The Vampire Book

The Encyclopedia of the Undead

Author: J Gordon Melton

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593506

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 944

View: 6255

The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal. The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead, Third edition, explores the historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Vlad the Impaler to Dracula and from modern literature to movies and TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, Twilight, and The Vampire Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 400 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.
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Great events from history

The Renaissance & early modern era, 1454-1600

Author: Christina J. Moose

Publisher: Salem Pr Inc


Category: History

Page: 972

View: 4465

The Renaissance & Early Modern Era's start date, 1454, was selected because it immediately follows the end of the Hundred Years? War and the Fall of Constantinople. The following century was marked by the height of the Renaissance in Europe, the rise of the Ottomans and the Wars of the Roses in Britain. Also, European colonization expanded into Africa, Asia and the Americas, Japan became unified and the rise of both indigenous and colonial trade empires in Africa became important. The set discusses major changes in world economics and demographics.
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The Global Experience

Readings in World History

Author: Stuart B. Schwartz,Linda Wimmer,Robert S. Wolff

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780673993816

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5367

The Global Experience provides students with up-to-date, global, and high interest readings with a social history focus. Offering a global perspective of world history, this collection provides a concise, easy-to-read selection of documents and secondary readings.
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Slavic Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

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Forschungen zur osteuropäischen Geschichte

Author: Freie Universität Berlin. Osteuropa-Institut

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

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A History of Russia: To 1917

Author: Walter Moss

Publisher: Anthem Press


Category: History

Page: 632

View: 324

This new edition retains the features of the first edition that made it a popular choice in universities and colleges throughout the US, Canada and around the world. Moss's accessible history includes full treatment of everyday life, the role of women, rural life, law, religion, literature and art. In addition, it provides many other features that have proven successful, including: a well-organized and clearly written text, references to varying historical perspectives, numerous illustrations and maps, fully updated bibliographies accompanying each chapter as well as a general bibliography, a glossary, and chronological and genealogical lists.
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Book review digest

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Books

Page: N.A

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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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"Russian Despotism"

The Origins and Dissemination of an Early Modern Commonplace

Author: Marshall Tillbrook Poe

Publisher: N.A


Category: Russia

Page: 902

View: 6215

Posted in Russia

Russian History

Histoire Russe

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Soviet Union

Page: N.A

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The Study of Culture at a Distance

Author: Margaret Mead,Rhoda Métraux

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571812155

Category: Social Science

Page: 541

View: 4502

The United States on the eve of the Second World War was still a society largely isolated from the world. Facing enemies with unfamiliar cultural traditions, the U.S. government turned to anthropologists for insight. The result was a research effort that continued long after the war, aimed, in the words of Margaret Mead, at analyzing the cultural regularities in the characters of individuals who are members of societies that are inaccessible to direct observation. In 1953, Margaret Mead and Rhoda Metraux produced The Study of Culture at a Distance, a compilation of research from this period. This remarkable work, long unavailable, presents a rich and complex methodology for the study of cultures through literature, film, informant interviews, focus groups, and projective techniques. The book also provides fascinating insights into such diverse cultures as China, Thailand, Italy, Syria, France, Germany, Russia, Romania, and Great Britain, and includes some highly original analysis such as that of the Soviet style of chess, a study of Jean Cocteau's classic film La Belle et la Bête, and the cultural interpretations of Rorschach tests administered to Chinese subjects.
Posted in Social Science

Rude & Barbarous Kingdom Revisited

Essays in Russian History and Culture in Honor of Robert O. Crummey

Author: Chester S. L. Dunning,Russell Martin,Daniel Bruce Rowland

Publisher: Slavic


Category: History

Page: 513

View: 2125

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Ivan the Terrible

Author: Robert Payne,Nikita Romanoff

Publisher: Cooper Square Press

ISBN: 1461661080

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 520

View: 6498

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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