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Fearful majesty : the life and reign of Ivan the Terrible

Author: Benson Bobrick
Publisher: New York : Putnam, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ivan the Terrible: the name evokes the legend of a cruel and dangerously insane tyrant. Fearful Majesty explores that legend and exposes the man, his nature, and his time. Benson Bobrick has written the most complete and vivid account to date of Russia under its first world-class leader"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bobrick, Benson, 1947-
Fearful majesty.
New York : Putnam, ©1987
(OCoLC)570561752
Named Person: Ivan, Czar of Russia; Ivan, Czar of Russia; Zar IV ) Iwan (Russland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benson Bobrick
ISBN: 0399132562 9780399132568
OCLC Number: 15081796
Description: 398 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: Muscovy --
The death of Vasily III --
The realm of Muscovy --
Interregnum --
The education of tsar --
Tsar Ivan IV --
The Glinskys --
The chosen council --
The first wave of reforms --
Part two: Empire --
Military affairs --
Kazan --
The crisis of 1553 --
Vassian Toporkov versus Maksim the Greek --
Art and heresy --
On to Astrakhan --
A hammer for Lapland --
"A thousand kingdoms we will seek from far" --
Hanseatic merchants and Red Cross knights --
The second wave of reforms --
"To subdue and conquere his enemies" --
The collapse of Livonia --
Turning point --
Sacrifices to Cronus --
Part three: Schism --
Satan's band --
English interlude --
The Zemsky Sobor of 1566 --
The tsar at chress with Elizabeth and Erik --
Conspiracies --
The martyr's crown --
The great messenger --
Muscovy's neighbors regroup --
The sack of Novgorod --
Faith and works --
The "evil empire" --
"A fearfull reveng and spectacle to al generacions" --
The battle of Molodi --
A medley of monarchs --
The enthronement of Simeon Bekbulatovich --
Part four: Demise --
Stefan Batory --
Polotsk and Veliky Luki --
Missio Moscovitica --
Pskov --
"Recall to Memory Constantine" --
Tsar and Jesuit debate the faith --
Aftermath --
Sir Jerome Bowes --
The conquest of Siberia --
Endgame.
Responsibility: Benson Bobrick.

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"Ivan the Terrible: the name evokes the legend of a cruel and dangerously insane tyrant. Fearful Majesty explores that legend and exposes the man, his nature, and his time. Benson Bobrick has written the most complete and vivid account to date of Russia under its first world-class leader"--Jacket.

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