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Terror & greatness : Ivan & Peter as Russian myths

Author: Kevin M F Platt
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Kevin M.F. Platt focuses on a cruel paradox central to Russian history: that the price of progress has so often been the traumatic suffering of society at the hands of the state. The reigns of Ivan IV (the Terrible) and Peter the Great are the most vivid exemplars of this phenomenon in the pre-Soviet period. Both rulers have been alternately lionized for great achievements and despised for the  Read more...
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Named Person: Ivan, Czar of Russia; Peter, Emperor of Russia; Ivan, Czar of Russia; Peter, Emperor of Russia; Iwan, Russland Zar; Peter, Russland Zar; Zar Peter (Russland; Zar Iwan (Russland
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin M F Platt
ISBN: 9780801448133 0801448131
OCLC Number: 683247750
Description: 294 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Liminality --
Trauma --
Filicide --
Prognostication --
Rehabilitation --
Repetition --
Redux.
Responsibility: Kevin M.F. Platt.
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Exploring historical and cultural representations of the two Russian rulers as they shaped and reflected political shifts.  Read more...

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