The Resource Terror and greatness : Ivan and Peter as Russian myths, Kevin M.F. Platt

Terror and greatness : Ivan and Peter as Russian myths, Kevin M.F. Platt

Label
Terror and greatness : Ivan and Peter as Russian myths
Title
Terror and greatness
Title remainder
Ivan and Peter as Russian myths
Statement of responsibility
Kevin M.F. Platt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 extraordinary violence of their reigns. In many accounts, the balance of praise and condemnation remains unresolved; often the violence is simply repressed. Platt explores historical and cultural representations of the two rulers from the early nineteenth century to the present, as they shaped and served the changing dictates of Russian political life. Throughout, Platt shows how past representations exerted pressure on subsequent attempts to evaluate these liminal figures. In ever-changing and often counterposed treatments of the two, Russians have debated the relationship between greatness and terror in Russian political practice, while wrestling with the fact that the nation's collective selfhood has seemingly been forged only through shared, often self-inflicted trauma. Platt investigates the work of all the major historians, from Karamzin to the present, who wrote on Ivan and Peter. Yet Platt casts his net widely, and "historians" of the two tsars include poets, novelists, composers, and painters, giants of the opera stage, Party hacks, filmmakers, and Stalin himself. To this day the contradictory legacies of Ivan and Peter burden any attempt to come to terms with the nature of political power-past, present, future-in Russia
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Platt, Kevin M. F.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK38
LC item number
.P57 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ivan
  • Peter
  • Iwan
  • Peter
  • Ivan
  • Peter
  • Peter (Russland, Zar
  • Iwan (Russland, Zar
  • Russia
  • Russland
  • Ryssland
  • Russia
  • Russland
  • Sowjetunion
  • Geschichtsschreibung
  • Rezeption
  • Historiography
  • Rezeption
  • Geschichtsschreibung
Label
Terror and greatness : Ivan and Peter as Russian myths, Kevin M.F. Platt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Liminality -- Trauma -- Filicide -- Prognostication -- Rehabilitation -- Repetition -- Redux
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780801448133
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010047917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40019446855
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)683247750
  • (OCoLC)ocn683247750
Label
Terror and greatness : Ivan and Peter as Russian myths, Kevin M.F. Platt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Liminality -- Trauma -- Filicide -- Prognostication -- Rehabilitation -- Repetition -- Redux
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780801448133
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010047917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40019446855
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)683247750
  • (OCoLC)ocn683247750

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