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The Reign of Boris Godunov

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Boris Godunov ruled Russia in the late 16th and early 17th century. He is the subject of the well-known opera, which closely follows N. M. Karamzin's account, in his classic 12-volume opus, History of the Russian State. The Reign of Boris Godunov is excerpted from this work; this is the first time any of this material has been available in English. A translation of the ...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published April 23rd 2013 by Nast, de Brutus and Shortt
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Sep 29, 2015 Shane rated it liked it
The three star rating is for the actual work as written by Karamzin. It is always interesting reading historical works filled with high flung moral judgments and personal assessments, and Karamzin has plenty of that. Certainly a very important scholar of Russian history, and worth reading, but I don't believe his appraisal of Godunov has stood the test of time. If you were to read one book on Boris Godunov, I would recommend grabbing Platonov's instead.

As for the translation itself, it is highly
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