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The Cult of Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia

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Ivan IV, the 16th-century 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 Serg ...more
Hardcover, 273 pages
Published February 9th 2002 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published January 1st 2001)
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Interesting read on historiography in Stalin's Russia, specifically how the memory of Ivan the Terrible and other figures were reinterpreted to benefit Soviet foreign and domestic policy.
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