Ivan the Terrible

Author: Robert Payne,Nikita Romanoff

Publisher: Cooper Square Press

ISBN: 1461661080

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 520

View: 9664

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

Ivan the Terrible

Author: Isabel de Madariaga

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300143761

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 526

View: 9948

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

Ivan the Terrible

The Film Companion

Author: Joan Neuberger,Associate Professor of History Joan Neuberger

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860645600

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 145

View: 6906

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Eisenstein's last, unfinished masterpiece is a strange, complex and haunting film. Commissioned personally by Stalin in 1941, the project 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 Ivan's making, Joan Neuberger's vivid account reveals how, in almost impossible circumstances, he 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.
Release

Ivan the Terrible

Author: Henri Troyat

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781842124192

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

View: 1789

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Ivan IV, the first Grand Duke of Moscow to take the title Czar, was one of the most violent and demented rulers in history. Both sadist and mystic, he claimed to be both the blood successor to Caesar Augustus and God¿s vicar on earth. Devoted associates and sworn enemies alike perished amid hideous tortures. Villages, towns and an entire city were obliterated; he even murdered his own son in a burst of fury. And yet, by conquering much of the territory that became 20th century Russia, he also forged an orderly empire out of the barbarous and disordered world into which he was born. Henri Troyat, the Prix Goncourt ¿winning biographer of Catherine the Great, Tolstoy, Turgenev and other giants of Russian history brings to life Russia¿s bloodiest czar creating the unforgettable portrait of a man driven mad with the delirium of his divine right to power.
Release

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: 2928

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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
Release

Ivan the Terrible

Author: Maureen Perrie,Andrei Pavlov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317894685

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 4378

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

Ivan the Terrible

Author: Yuri Tsivian

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN: 9780851708348

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 87

View: 8040

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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

Ivan the Terrible

Tsar of Death

Author: Sean Price

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9780531125977

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8828

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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