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by Henri Troyat

eBook Ivan the Terrible download ISBN: 1842124196
Author: Henri Troyat
Publisher: Phoenix (August 1, 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 288
ePub: 1104 kb
Fb2: 1782 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Biography
Subcategory: Historical

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Ivan the Terrible book. Henri Troyat, author of acclaimed biographies of Catherine the Great, Tolstoy, and Turgenev, turns his attention to one of the most The author of the best-selling Tolstoy, winner of France's prestigious Prix Goncourt, member of the Académie Française, and renowned expert on Russia paints yet another indelible portrait of one of Russia's imposing historical figures.

Ivan the Terrible Paperback – August 1, 2001. Driven by paranoia, exulting in his God-like ability to dispense punishment at a whim, Ivan takes sadistic pleasure in torturing enemies and innocents alike. by. Henri Troyat (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Although the author describes the political and military events of Ivan's reign in fine style, his gruesome descriptions of Ivan's brutality and distrubing probes into his psychology are the strength of this book.

Henri Troyat has excelled in Russian studies over the last decades His work on Catherine the Great is momentous and in this light the comparatively light work on Ivan the Fourth seemed a bit disappointing. But in all fairness to the author the work is a very entertaining read. It traces not just the life of this cruel man but effective leader but also that of the birth of Russia. The rule of Ivan the Fourth set Russia on its course to the West that would gain full momentum under Peter the Great

Henri Troyat (1 November 1911 – 2 March 2007) was a Russian-born French author, biographer, historian and novelist.

Henri Troyat (1 November 1911 – 2 March 2007) was a Russian-born French author, biographer, historian and novelist. Troyat was born Lev Aslanovich Tarasov, (Russian: Лев Асланович Тарасов, Lev Aslanovich Tarasov) in Moscow to parents of mixed heritage, including Armenian, Russian, German and Georgian. According to his autobiography he states that his surname is Armenian (Torossian), while his maternal grandmother was German and his maternal grandfather was of mixed Georgian and Armenian descent

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New York: Buccaneer Books, 1988 (hardcover, ISBN 0-88029-207-5); London: Phoenix Press, 2001 (paperback, ISBN 1-84212-419-6). Ivan IV, World Book Inc, 2000.

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Henri Troyat was born a Russian Jew in 1911 (Lev Trassov), but was educated in France.

By (author) Henri Troyat. Henri Troyat was born a Russian Jew in 1911 (Lev Trassov), but was educated in France. He is a member of the Academie Francaise, and in 1938 he won the Prix Goncourt. He has written biographies, novels, short stories, essays and travel books. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Member of the French Academy. Terrible Tsarinas usual, the reformist tsar had fallen victim to his own impetuosity. Diving into the icy waters of the Neva to rescue sailors from a sinking ship, he contracted the pneumonia that was to carry him off. The fever very quickly triggered the after-effects of his venereal disease, with complications including gangrene, gravel in the kidneys, and retention of urine.

The author of the best-selling Tolstoy, winner of France's prestigious Prix Goncourt, member of the Académie Française, and renowned expert on Russia paints yet another indelible portrait of one of Russia's imposing historical figures. Henri Troyat, author of acclaimed biographies of Catherine the Great, Tolstoy, and Turgenev, turns his attention to one of the most violent, demented rulers ever, Czar Ivan IV. Though this larger-than-life ruler inflicted torture on friends and enemies alike, destroyed villages and even killed his own son, he also forged what became 20th-century Russia.
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Windworker
Troyat paints a vivid picture of one of history's true monsters...Driven by paranoia, exulting in his God-like ability to dispense punishment at a whim, Ivan takes sadistic pleasure in torturing enemies and innocents alike. Although the author describes the political and military events of Ivan's reign in fine style, his gruesome descriptions of Ivan's brutality and distrubing probes into his psychology are the strength of this book. You will feel nothing but pity for all who face Ivan's wrath, and that includes everyone from the lowliest peasants to the ruling classes to his own son. In addition to exploring all facets of the first Czar's twisted psyche, Troyat also spends a plenty of time on his crude manners, limited intellect, and ineffectual strategies. Still, Troyat's account has enough balance to make you feel at least a twinge of sympathy for Ivan, and more than a twinge of respect for his accomplishements in forging a kingdom out of the barbarous and disordered world he was born into.
bass
This book is very easy to read and is great for someone who knows nothing or very little of Russian history and Ivan the terrible. The information is quite vague--not much more specific than a history textbook--but it's informative nonetheless, and much easier to get through than a textbook would be. The book goes through Ivan's life and has good information and a well-laid out format.
Bottom line, if you just want to do some light reading to inform yourself a bit about Russia's bloodiest Tsar, this book is for you. If you already know a bit and want to get more specific, choose a different title, as you'll be disappointed with this one. What the book accomplishes, though, it accomplishes well and gives a hearty and true-to--life adventure all the while.
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Vizil
Para la desdicha de todos los rusos el Duque de Moscú hizo caso omiso a la advertencia del patriarca griego de Jerusalén, "Si contraes segundas nupcias, tendrás un hijo malvado, el terror y la desdicha asolaran tus estados, correrán ríos de sangre, rodaran las cabezas de los grandes y tus ciudades serán pasto de las llamas."

Y con esta profecía comienza la historia del primer zar de Rusia, el zar Ivan IV, contada magníficamente por el biógrafo de origen armenio Henri Troyat, aunque Iván IV Vasilievich es mas conocido en Occidente como Iván EL TERRIBLE, fue un reformador, unificador y iniciador del estado ruso. Claro que esto lo logro haciéndele honor a su calificativo de terrible, organizando varias campañas militares contra todos los que se le oponían, persiguiendo y encarcelando a varios de los mas poderosos boyardos (señores feudales de la Rusia del renacimiento), centralizando el poder político en la figura del Zar, instituyendo un código penal, abriendo Rusia al comercio con otros estados Europeos entre ellos Inglaterra. La relación con Inglaterra siempre fue muy cordial durante el reinado de Iván, tanto que ofreció matrimonio varias veces a Elisabeth I la cual muy hábilmente logro usar en provecho de su reino. Troyat describe un retrato de un monarca paranoico, desconfiado, con un horrible gusto por la violencia y la tortura, llevo a su reino a la guerra total contra polacos, suecos y otros países eslavos, sin faltar su cruzada contra los pueblos tártaros, los cuales vengarían las atrocidades de Iván por las conquista de Kazan, quemando Moscú ante los ojos impotentes del Zar.

Pero el libro de Troyat no se centra por completo en la figura del Zar, nos transporta y muestra el entorno político y militar de la sociedad rusa, una región desordenada y bárbara, la cual solo pudo ser dominada por la mano cruel y inhumana de un Monarca que creció en estas tierras, al principio veras un Iván joven y reformador no tan terrible como te lo imaginas, pero de pronto hay un cambio impresionante, el cambio a un ser malvado, capas de acabar con la vida de su propio hijo en un ataque de ira, un Stalin del siglo XVI.

Esta es una biografía amena y entretenida, muy bien lograda, tiene una cronología de eventos en Rusia y alrededor del mundo, un libro muy recomendado si te gusta la historia de Rusia o si simplemente quieres saber si Ivan fue tan terrible como lo cuentan. La forma de escribir de Troyat me gusto mucho y de aquí salte a otras Biografías escritas por el, Rasputin, Catalina la Grande, y uno de mis escritores favoritos Tolstoy(solo en Ingles), Peter the Great, Las Zarinas.
Zavevidi
I knew nothing about history and decided to start learning. I was looking for something readable and easy to understand. I found the book very readable, but I wouldn't call it a page-turner. It was easy to understand, and I didn't feel like the author was expecting me to come to the book with previous knowledge. The book was brief, but I did not feel anything was missing. I did like that it described his relationship with the other Monarchs/Emperors/Popes of time, which I think really put it in context of other events going on (plus there is a nice chronology appendix that shows where events in Ivan's life compares to other European events). I would have given the book 5 stars if 1) It was more of a page-turner (but do not hesitate to buy, it was very interesting and I read it in spurts and finished in two days), 2) It had a few maps and family trees, 3) The book was a bit prettier (I like to have something nice on my shelf). I was displeased that there were so many people of prominence with either the same first name or last name, harder to keep straight, but that was hardly the author's fault!
Original
Quite the guy, this Ivan. Terrible is a bit tame for this psychopathic blood sucker... He took wicked to a higher level...
Runehammer
This is a biography set in old Russia. It is a tale of the first emperor to take the title Tsar and wield autocratic power in Russia. The backdrop is a country of terrible poverty lead by a Tsar with no limit to his spending. This is a pattern seen in Peter the Great and Catherine the Great to follow. The loss of his wife leads to strange behavior and ultimately madness.

It is a good basic reader for those interested in the history of Russia.
Whitescar
Liked the book, lots of history and information. Glad I live today and not then.
Muy interesante la historia.