The Cult of Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia
By (author) Maureen Perrie
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Cult of Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia by Maureen Perrie
Book DescriptionIvan IV, the sixteenth-century Russian tsar notorious for his reign of terror, became an unlikely national hero in the Soviet Union during the 1940s. This book traces the development of Ivan's positive image, placing it in the context of Stalin's campaign for patriotism. In addition to historians' images of Ivan, the author examines literary and artistic representations, including Sergei Eisenstein's famous film, banned for its depiction of the tsar which was interpreted as an allegorical criticism of Stalin.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333656846
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maureen Perrie
Cambridge History of Russia: Volume 1, from Early Rus' to 1689, Paperback (March 2015)
An authoritative history of Russia from early Rus' to the reign of Peter the Great.
Agrarian Policy of the Russian Socialist-revolutionary Party, Paperback (September 2008)
In this study the author traces the development of SR agrarian policy in the party's formative years.
Cambridge History of Russia, Hardback (November 2006)
A definitive new history of Russia from early Rus' to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Ivan the Terrible, Paperback (August 2003)» View all books by Maureen Perrie
Presenting a re-assessment of Ivan the Terrible, this work examines the ways in which his policies contributed to the creation of Russia's distinctive system of unlimited monarchical rule. It argues that the often gruesome forms assumed by the terror reflected not only his personal cruelty and sadism, but also his religious views.
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Author Biography - Maureen Perrie
MAUREEN PERRIE is Professor of Russian History at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham. Her previous books include The Agrarian Policy of the Russian Socialist-Revolutionary Party, The Image of Ivan the Terrible in Russian Folklore and Pretenders and Popular Monarchism in Early Modern Russia.
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