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Author Perrie, Maureen, 1946-

Title Ivan the Terrible
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (245 pages)
Series Profiles In Power
Profiles In Power
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Ivan's Inheritance; 2 The Young Ruler; The minority of Ivan IV; Coronation, marriage and the fall of the Glinskiis; 3 The Conquest of Kazan' and Astrakhan'; 4 Reformers and Reforms; The reasons for reform; Adashev and Sil'vestr; The reforms of the 1550s; 5 From Consensus to Conflict; The 'boyar revolt' of 1553; The power of the Muscovite ruler; The beginning of the Livonian War and the dismissal of Adashev and Sil'vestr; On the eve of the oprichnina terror
6 The Introduction of the OprichninaThe tsar's departure from Moscow; The decree on the oprichnina; 'A strange institution': problems of interpretation; 7 Repression and Resettlement; The first victims; Attempts to reach a compromise; The rout of the zemshchina opposition; The land resettlements; 8 The Culmination of the Terror; The devastation of Novgorod; The executions in Moscow; The abolition of the oprichnina; 9 After the Oprichnina; The 'grand princely rule' of Simeon Bekbulatovich; The end of the Livonian War; The last years of Ivan's reign
The consequences of the oprichnina and post-oprichnina regimesConclusion; Chronology; Glossary; Select Bibliography; Index
Summary 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, es
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Subject Ivan IV, Czar of Russia, 1530-1584.
Russia -- History -- Ivan IV, 1533-1584.
Russia -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Pavlov, Andrei.
ISBN 1317894685 (electronic bk.)
9781317894681 (electronic bk.)