The Origins of Autocracy: Ivan the Terrible in Russian History

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1981 - History - 339 pages
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Traces the role of Ivan the Terrible in Russian history and the thinking of Russian historians, emphasizing the political actions and ideals of the sixteenth-century czar as they have shaped Russia's development through the present
 

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Contents

The Language in Which We Argue
27
The Grandfather and the Grandson
123
Josephites and NonAcquirers
147
The End of Russian Absolutism
183
PART III
213
A Strange Conflict
225
The First Attack of the Historiographic Nightmare
230
Hero of Virtue and Insatiable Bloodsucker
233
The Argument With Platonov and Kliuchevskii
278
Again at the Crossroads 1 At the Boundary of the Ages
280
The Economic Apologia for the Oprichnina
281
Platonovs Contradiction
283
Pokrovskiis Paradox
286
The Political Meaning of Collectivization
289
The Militarist Apologia for the Oprichnina
291
A Medieval Vision
299

Pogodins Conjecture
236
Prolegomena to the Second Epoch
239
The Hypnosis of the Myth of the State 1 Absolute and Relative Uniqueness
241
A Symbol of Progress
246
The Historical Necessity of the Oprichnina
251
The Capitulation of Slavophilism
255
The Old and the New
260
The B ugbea r of O liga rchy
267
Kliuchevskiis Premise
269
An Impossible Combination?
270
Platonovs Argument With Kliuchevskii
275
The Mutiny of Dubrovskii
306
The Sacred Formula
310
7 ltorfe of the 1960s
311
Grounds for Optimism
318
APPENDIXES
321
Establishment Political Forces in the 1550s
323
The Cycles of Russian History
324
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
325
INDEX
335
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