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Dunning, Chester S. L. 1949-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 3,014 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Thesis advisor
Classifications: DK111, 947.045
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chester S. L Dunning
Russia's first civil war : the Time of Troubles and the founding of the Romanov dynasty by Chester S. L Dunning( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Time of Troubles was a period of great upheaval in Russian history. It began when the ancient ruling dynasty died out in 1598 and Boris Godunov defeated rival boyars to become the tsar. For more than a decade thereafter, Russia was plagued by dynastic struggle, devastating famine, widespread uprisings, and invasion by Polish and Swedish armies. Russia's state crisis was so severe that it nearly destroyed the country. The Time of Troubles finally ended in 1613 with the establishment of the Romanovs as the ruling dynasty, but ever since then, it has occupied a unique place in Russia's collective memory. This book is the first major post-Marxist reassessment of the Time of Troubles and the first detailed study of that tragic era in English. Historians have long misinterpreted popular uprising during the Times of Troubles as the first social revolution of the Russian masses against serfdom. The author overturns this view and demonstrates that at the heart of the "Troubles" was a long and extremely violent civil war that divided Russian society vertically instead of horizontally. He shows that serfs did not actively participate in the civil war and that the abolition of serfdom was never a rebel goal. Instead, most rebels were petty gentry, professional soldiers, townsmen, and cossacks who were united in fierce opposition to tsars they believed to be illegitimate usurpers. Based upon exhaustive research, this book is a mix of social and military history, firmly placing the Time of Troubles in the context of the waves of wars and rebellions that swept through early modern Europe and Asia. -- from Book Jacket
The Russian Empire and Grand Duchy of Muscovy : a 17th century French account by Jacques Margeret( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The uncensored Boris Godunov : the case for Pushkin's original Comedy, with annotated text and translation by Chester S. L Dunning( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persuasively argues for including the original, 1825 version of the play Boris Godunov (later eclipsed by the "politically correct" edition) in the canon of Pushkin's works. Includes the 1825 Russian text and the only English translation of that version
A short history of Russia's first civil war : the Time of Troubles and the founding of the Romanov dynasty by Chester S. L Dunning( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first major post-Marxist reassessment of the Time of Troubles
Rude & barbarous kingdom revisited : essays in Russian history and culture in honor of Robert O. Crummey( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Margeret's State of the Russian empire and Grand Duchy of Muscovy : a translation by Chester S. L Dunning( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in honor of Ruslan Grigor'evich Skrynnikov part 7( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in honour of Ruslan Grigor'evich Skrynnikov( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in honour of Ruslan Grigor'evich Skrynnikov( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State of the Russian empire and Grand Duchy of Muscovy (Estat de l'empire de Russie et Grand Duché de Moscovie, engl.) Chester S.L. Dunning by Jacques Margeret( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Essays in honor of Ruslan Grigor'evich Skrynnikov parts 5 and 6( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Essays in honor of Ruslan Grigor'evich Skrynnikov( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Essays in honour of Ruslan Grigor'evich Skrynnikov( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Essays in honor of Ruslan Grigor'evich Skrynnikov( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Essays in honour of Ruslan Grigor'evich Skrynnikov( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

State of the Russian empire and Grand Duchy of Muscovy by Chester S. L Dunning( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Strange and Terrible Wonders : Climate Change in the Early Modern World by Christopher Ryan Gilson( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The study of climate and climatic change began during the Little Ice Age of the early modern world. Beginning in the sixteenth century, European clerics, scientists, and natural philosophers penned detailed observations of the era's unusually cool and stormy weather. Scouring the historical record for evidence of similar phenomena in the past, early modern scholars concluded that the climate could change. By the eighteenth century, natural philosophers had identified at least five theories of climatic change, and many had adopted some variation of an anthropogenic explanation. The early modern observations described in this dissertation support the conclusion that cool temperatures and violent storms defined the Little Ice Age. This dissertation also demonstrates that modern notions of climate change are based upon 400 years of rich scholarship and spirited debate. This dissertation opens with a discussion of the origins of "climate" and meteorology in ancient Greek and Roman literature, particularly Aristotle's Meteorologica. Although ancient scholars explored notions of environmental change, climate change-defined as such-was thought impossible. The translation and publication of ancient texts during the Renaissance contributed to the reexamination of nature and natural variability. In the sixteenth century, most scholars interpreted weather phenomena through the lenses of theology, astrology, and meteorology. None of these provided a model for great winters or long-term climatic change. The first great storms of the Little Ice Age encouraged observant scholars to construct meteorological chronicles to facilitate the comparison of ancient and modern weather events. The first references to climatic change date to this era, though most observers concluded that contemporary phenomena were no worse than their predecessors. The Scientific Revolution transformed the practice of meteorology in seventeenth-century Europe. Professional scientific organizations encouraged careful observation, standardized reporting, and collaborative research. Late seventeenth-century scientists proposed the first natural, rather than theological, theories of climatic change, while eighteenth century geologists and historians worked to incorporate new weather records into their conclusions. By the early nineteenth century, most scholars acknowledged some degree of climatic change, and many concluded that human civilization bore some responsibility. The electronic version of this dissertation is accessible from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/155498
Does Jack Goldstone's model of early modern State crises apply to Russia ? by Chester S. L Dunning( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Essays in honor of Ruslan Grigor'evich Skrynnikov( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Essays in honour of Ruslan Grigor'evich Skrynnikov( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Russia's first civil war : the Time of Troubles and the founding of the Romanov dynasty
Alternative Names
Chester Dunning Amerikaans historicus

Chester Dunning amerikansk historikar

Chester Dunning amerikansk historiker

Chester S. L. Dunning

Dunning, Chester 1949-

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Languages
English (63)

Covers
The Russian Empire and Grand Duchy of Muscovy : a 17th century French accountThe uncensored Boris Godunov : the case for Pushkin's original Comedy, with annotated text and translationA short history of Russia's first civil war : the Time of Troubles and the founding of the Romanov dynastyRude & barbarous kingdom revisited : essays in Russian history and culture in honor of Robert O. Crummey