Ivan the Terrible

A Life from Beginning to End

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Author: Hourly History

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976264757

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Page: 46

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Ivan the Terrible Just what was so terrible about Ivan the Terrible? Most of us are familiar with this infamous nickname, but most fall short of being able to describe how he received such an ominous moniker. Maybe you've heard the stories of how Ivan killed his own son, poisoned his wives, and waged war on his neighbors, but these anecdotes are just minor details in the scheme of this man's complicated life. Inside you will read about... - Ivan, the Neglected Orphan - Ivan's Liberation of Slaves - War in the Baltic - Intrigue and Diplomacy - Ivan's Final Redemption - Ivan's Last Days And much more! Ivan IV, otherwise known as Ivan the Terrible, was born with a heavy burden on his shoulders. He was thrust into the seat of what the Russians considered the Third Rome, granting him all the rights and privileges of the official steward of Orthodox Christian civilization in the east. In order to hold on to that right, he did indeed do some pretty terrible things.

A History of Russian Literature from Its Beginnings to 1900

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Author: Dmitrij Petrovič Mirskij,Prince D. S. Mirsky

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810116795

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 383

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Russian literature has always been inseparable from Russian history. D. S. Mirsky constantly keeps in mind the ever-colorful and ever-changing aspects of the one in discussing the other. Sound in judgment, luminescent, and exquisitely written, Mirsky's book is essential reading for anyone interested in one of the world's great literatures. A History of Russian Literature covers the beginning of Russian fiction, the Age of Classicism, the Age of Gogol, and the poets, journalists, novelists, and playwrights of the Age of Realism.

Ivan the Terrible

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Author: Isabel de Madariaga

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300097573

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.

The "Domostroi"

Rules for Russian Households in the Time of Ivan the Terrible

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Author: Carolyn Johnston Pouncy

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471664

Category: History

Page: 278

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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.

Russian Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century and the Shadow of the Past

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Author: Robert Legvold

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231512176

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

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Because the turbulent trajectory of Russia's foreign policy since the collapse of the Soviet Union echoes previous moments of social and political transformation, history offers a special vantage point from which to judge the current course of events. In this book, a mix of leading historians and political scientists examines the foreign policy of contemporary Russia over four centuries of history. The authors explain the impact of empire and its loss, the interweaving of domestic and foreign impulses, long-standing approaches to national security, and the effect of globalization over time. Contributors focus on the underlying patterns that have marked Russian foreign policy and that persist today. These patterns are driven by the country's political makeup, geographical circumstances, economic strivings, unsettled position in the larger international setting, and, above all, its tortured effort to resolve issues of national identity. The argument here is not that the Russia of Putin and his successors must remain trapped by these historical patterns but that history allows for an assessment of how much or how little has changed in Russia's approach to the outside world and creates a foundation for identifying what must change if Russia is to evolve. A truly unique collection, this volume utilizes history to shed crucial light on Russia's complex, occasionally inscrutable relationship with the world. In so doing, it raises the broader issue of the relationship of history to the study of contemporary foreign policy and how these two enterprises might be better joined.

Der Weg in die Unfreiheit

Russland - Europa - Amerika

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Author: Timothy Snyder

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406725023

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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Gleichheit oder Oligarchie, Individualismus oder Unfreiheit, Wahrheit oder Fake News – die Welt, wie wir sie kannten, steht am Scheideweg. Viel hat der Westen selbst dazu beigetragen. Aber er hat auch mächtige Feinde, die seine Institutionen mit allen Mitteln – von der Finanzierung des Rechtspopulismus in Europa bis zum Cyberwar – untergraben wollen. Wer diese Gegner sind, wie sie vorgehen und wie bedrohlich die Lage ist, das beschreibt das aufsehenerregende neue Buch von Tim Snyder. Mit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges hatten die liberalen Demokratien des Westens gesiegt. Von nun an würde die Menschheit eine friedvolle, globalisierte Zukunft erwarten. Doch das war ein Irrtum. Seit Putin seine Macht in Russland etabliert hat, rollt eine Welle des Autoritarismus von Osten nach Westen, die Europ... a erfasst hat und mit Donald Trump auch im Weißen Haus angekommen ist. Tim Snyder, Autor des Weltbestsellers «Über Tyrannei», beschreibt in seinem Buch den Aufstieg dieser neuen «rechten Internationalen», schildert ihre bedrohlichen Ziele und zeigt, wie sehr die Grundlagen unserer Demokratie in Gefahr sind.

Die Idiotin

Roman

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Author: Elif Batuman

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104028885

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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›Die Idiotin‹ ist ein unvergesslicher Roman, der am Elite-College Harvard spielt - von einer der originellsten Stimmen der amerikanischen Gegenwartsliteratur: Elif Batuman. New Jersey, 1995: Selin, Tochter türkischer Immigranten, jung, hinreißend und ahnungslos, zieht aus, um in Harvard Literatur zu studieren. Die College-Wohnheime sind mit Albert Einstein-Postern und Lavalampen dekoriert, das Internet ist noch jung und die nächtlichen E-Mails, die ihr Ivan, der ungarische Mathestudent, schickt, sind ebenso bezaubernd wie unverständlich. Aber Selin manövriert sich tapfer durch die ersten Stürme der Erwachsenenjahre. Sie reist mit ihrer Freundin Svetlana nach Paris, lernt Russisch und Taekwondo – und dass die Liebe flüchtig ist. Ein Buch über die magische Zeit des Erwachsenwerdens und das Porträt einer jungen Frau, die auszieht, um ihren Platz in der Welt zu suchen – hellwach und feinsinnig erzählt.

Tolstoy and the Religious Culture of His Time

A Biography of a Long Conversion, 1845-1887

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Author: Inessa Medzhibovskaya

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739140758

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 405

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Chapter intellectual biography and Chapter history of religious ideas in genre, this book covers a range of topics such as conversion in the age of modernity, conversion and the fate of realist art, and Tolstoy's conversion in the context of religious and literary history of his homeland and Europe. While seriously rethinking the chronology and dynamic of Tolstoy's religious development, the author explains the great writer's deep indebtedness to the philosophy of religion of his time and its narratives.

Defending "Ivan the Terrible"

the conspiracy to convict John Demjanjuk

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Author: Yoram Sheftel

Publisher: Gateway Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 445

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An Israeli lawyer who defended John Demjanjuk at his trial as a Nazi war criminal explains how he managed to clear his client of the charges and exposes a shocking international conspiracy to withhold vital evidence and make Demjanjuk a scapegoat. IP.

Ein Tag im Leben des Iwan Denissowitsch

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Author: Alexander Solschenizyn

Publisher: Langen Mueller Herbig

ISBN: 3776682477

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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Ein Tag aus dem Leben des Iwan Denissowitsch ist zweifellos das aufsehenerregendste Buch, das nach dem Krieg in der Sowjetumion veröffentlicht wurde. Heute ist dieses Buch aus den Buchhandlungen in der Sowjetunion wieder verschwunden, für das sich Chruschtschow auf dem 22. Parteitag mt den Worten einsetzte: "Es ist unsere Pflicht, derartige Angelegenheiten, die mit dem Mißbrauch der Macht zusammenhängen, sorgfältig und allseitig zu klären.Solange wir arbeiten. können, müssen wir vieles klarstellen und der Partei und dem Volk die Wahrheit sagen..." Solschenizyn hat das gequälte Gewissen jener zahllosen Russen erleichtert, die solange in vollem Wissen um die Schande in Stummheit leben mußten. Das Buch ist keineswegs eine sensationell aufgemachte Aneinanderreihung grausamer Enthüllungen und der im Titel genannte "Tag" unterscheidet sich kaum von den mehr als dreitausend anderen Tagen der Gefangenschaft Denissowitschs. Es werden weder Folterungen beschrieben, noch wird offen gegen das Unrecht protestiert, aber der stumme Protest, der die Erzählung bestimmt, wirkt gerade durch die eindringliche,detaillierte Schilderung des monotonen Lagerlebens um so stärker. Es ist unumgänglich für jeden, der sich ein Bild von den Entwicklungen jener Zeit in der Sowjetliteratur machen will, das hier neuaufgelegte erste Buch von Solschenizyn zu lesen.

The Mind's Eye

A Novel

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Author: Alan Krohn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465323813

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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Set during the short, dark days of a Michigan winter, The Mind's Eye takes the reader into the psychoanalytic consulting room and into the mind of Ivan Weiss, a gifted but troubled, psychoanalyst. Weiss' life is disintegrating. His daughter was recently raped, the clinic he directs is facing a sexual harassment charge, and paranoid worries about his wife's fidelity, which had plagued him in the past, are resurfacing. When his wife disappears, leaving an enigmatic note, and his daughter goes missing, his world totally flies apart. The story ranges from the quiet of the analytic consulting room in Ann Arbor to the south of France to a police chase in the devastated areas of downtown Detroit. It is about the present and secrets from the past.

The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves

Or a History of My Nerves

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Author: Siri Hustvedt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848945116

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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A revealing and unusal memoir by the bestselling author of What I Loved, an account of her search for the source of her mysterious nervous disorder which offers a fascinating exploration of the mind and its connection with the body – 'provocative but often funny, encyclopedic but down to earth' Oliver Sacks. While speaking at a memorial event for her father, Siri Hustvedt suffered a violent seizure from the neck down. She managed to finish her talk and the paroxysms stopped, but not for good. Again and again she found herself a victim of the shudders. What had happened? Chronicling her search for the shaking woman, Hustvedt takes the reader on a journey into contemporary psychiatry, neurology and psychoanalysis. She unearths stories and theories from the annals of medical history, literature and philosophy, and delves into her own past. In the process, she raises fundamental questions: what is the relationship between mind and body? How do we remember? What is the self? In a seamless synthesis of personal experience and extensive research, Hustvedt conveys the often frightening mysteries of illness and the complexities of diagnosis. As engaging as it is thought-provoking, The Shaking Woman brilliantly illuminates the age-old dilemma of the mental and the physical, and what it means to be human.

Ivan the Terrible

A Film by Sergei Eisenstein

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Author: Sergei Eisenstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion picture plays

Page: 264

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Bigger Than the Game

Bo, Boz, the Punky QB, and How the '80s Created the Celebrity Athlete

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Author: Michael Weinreb

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101458925

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

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A mesmerizing look at the year when American athletics went corporate, villains replaced heroes, and sports stars became superstars. Greed and excess defined the 1980s, and the sports world was no exception. Shifting from the love of the game to the love of money, athletes made the transition from representing honor and humility to becoming brash and branded. Capturing the stories of headliners who capitalized on this trend, Bigger Than the Game charts the rise (and sometimes spectacular fall) of four athletes over the span of one of the most dramatic eras in sports. Meticulously researched, with stirring, you-are-there reporting, Bigger Than the Game assembles a cast that includes Jim McMahon, who took the Chicago Bears to Super Bowl glory despite his penchant for partying and his aversion to following the game plan; Brian Boswoth, the university of Oklahoma linebacker who mugged for the cameras while calling the NCAA a communist organization; Bo Jackson, who pursued promising careers in both pro football and baseball; and Len Bias, poised to ensure the Boston Celtics' dominance but died of a cocaine overdose just one day after the draft. Also packed with portraits of folk heroes such as "Refrigerator" Perry and Michael Jordan, Bigger Than the Game offers a riveting ride for every sports fan.

The Uses of Narrative

Explorations in Sociology, Psychology, and Cultural Studies

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Author: Molly Andrews

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780765808165

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Social scientists increasingly invoke "narrative" in their theory and research. This book explores the wide range of work in sociology, psychology and cultural studies in which narrative approaches have been used to study meaning, subjectivity, politics, and power in concrete contexts. The Uses of Narrative presents a range of case studies, including: Princess Diana's Panorama interview, media coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, memoirs of the wives of scientists who made the first atomic bomb, popular images of gay marriage, and the effect of the "Velvet Revolution" on writing autobiography. The book brings together contributions from European, Australian, and North American researchers, indicating the diversity and potential of narrative approaches. The editors adopt a distinctive and unique psychosocial approach to narrative, and set the individual chapters in the context of three broad themes: culture, life histories, and discourse. The Uses of Narrative complicates, challenges and stimulates--it will be of vital interest to sociologists, psychologists, social theorists, students of cultural studies, and others who are interested in the relationships between meaning, self and society. Molly Andrews, Shelley Day Sclater and Corinne Squire are co-directors of the Centre for Narrative Research in the Social Sciences, University of East London. Amal Treacher is co-director of the Centre for Adoption and Identity Studies, University of East London. "...For us, the main attractions were the range of topics covered and the inclusive approach to theorizing. Albeit, this is not a book for the faint-hearted; if the reader is willing to engage on a variety of levels then it has a great deal to offer in terms of illuminating and opening up an expansive appreciation of the narrative turn.'"--Christine Horrocks and Nancy Kelly, Feminism and Psychology

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

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Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191649058

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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'no one pitied him as he would have liked to be pitied' As Ivan Ilyich lies dying he begins to re-evaluate his life, searching for meaning that will make sense of his sufferings. In 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich' and the other works in this volume, Tolstoy conjures characters who, tested to the limit, reveal glorious and unexpected reserves of courage or baseness of a near inhuman kind. Two vivid parables and 'The Forged Coupon', a tale of criminality, explore class relations after the emancipation of the serfs in 1861 and the connection between an ethical life and worldly issues. In 'Master and Workman' Tolstoy creates one of his most gripping dramas about human relationships put to the test in an extreme situation. 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich' is an existential masterpiece, a biting satire that recounts with extraordinary power the final illness and death of a bourgeois lawyer. In his Introduction Andrew Kahn explores Tolstoy's moral concerns and the stylistic features of these late stories, sensitively translated by Nicolas Pasternak Slater. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.