Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Pretenders and Popular Monarchism in Early Modern Russia
The False Tsars of the Time and Troubles

$38.00 ( ) USD

  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9780511886591

$ 38.00 USD ( )
Adobe eBook Reader

You will be taken to ebooks.com for this purchase
Buy eBook Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, Hardback


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This is the first scholarly account by a Western historian of the Time of Troubles, the period of civil war and foreign invasion in early-seventeenth-century Russia. The author focuses on the various pretenders or royal imposters who appeared at this time; she traces their careers and offers explanations for their success. Her analysis of the phenomenon of pretense illuminates popular perceptions of the monarchy in early modern Russia, and demonstrates how social protest could take the form of support for imposters claiming to be the "true tsar".

    • The first scholarly account by a western historian of the 'Time of Troubles'
    • Shows how 'pretence' could be a crucial element in popular protest
    • Links Russian experience to wider European significance of Pretence in early modern period
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "All in all, Perrie has produced ont only a fresh scholarly approach to the pretense phenomenon but a well-written book that might serve as a good college text for courses on early modern Russia." Historian

    "Maureen Perrie's gracefully written and intellectually rigorous study of samozvanchestvo, or royal imposture, will be of value to scholars working in a number of different disciplines. Historians, literary critics, and cultural anthropologists alike will find not only a wealth of information but also sound interpretations of this odd phenomenon of early modern Russian culture. Pretenders and Popular Monarchism is noteworthy both for its painstaking analysis of a wide variety of primary and secondary sources and for its semiotic approach to cultural history which allows Perrie to clearly delineate the specifically Russian features of samozvanchestvo....Pretenders and Popular Mechanism is an indispensable source for the study of royal pretense in Russia. Maureen Perrie deftly summarizes quantities of Russian and other foreign language materials and makes them available to the English reader in an elegant and cogent monograph." Nationalities Papers

    "...Perrie has produced not only a fresh ascholarly approach to the pretense phenomenon but a well-written book that might serve as a good college text for courses on early mosern Russia." Andrei A. Znamenski, The Historian

    "Maureen Perrie's new monograph is an excellent and often entertaining introduction to this extraordinarily complex sequence of events and to the phenomenon of pretense in early-seventeenth-century Russia more generally....Perrie's detailed and engaging reconstruction of this little-understood yet critical episode in Russian political history is likely to stand as the definitive account for decades to come." Daniel E. Schafer, Sixteenth Century Journal

    "Perrie's book is a thoughtful and stimulating contribution to the ongoing reevaluation of the Time of Troubles." Robert O. Crummey, American Historical Review

    "Maureen Perrie has produced a careful survey of the information we have about the long series of pretenders who haunted Russian politics at the beginning of the seventeenth century....The most admirable feature of this book is its author's command of both primary sources and of the voluminious and often contradictory secondary literature....meticulously researched and elegantly written book...." Slavic Review

    "Perrie has written a detailed history of misadventures and a useful that exaggerate the virtues of the simple peasants." Charles A. Ruud, Canadian Jrnl of History

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511886591
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 4 maps
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Prologue: Tsarevich Dimitry and Boris Godunov
    Part I. The First False Dimitry
    1. The fugitive monk
    2. The campaign for the crown
    3. The pretender on the throne
    Part II. Rebels in the Name of Tsar Dimitry:
    4. Tsar Dimitry Lives!
    5. The uprising continues
    Part III. The Final Stages of the Troubles:
    6. The Second False Dimitry: from Starodub to Tushino
    7. The Second False Dimitry: Tushino and Kaluga
    8. Tsarevich Ivan Dimitrievich
    Epilogue: After the Troubles: Pretence in the Later Seventeenth Century
    Conclusion.

  • Author

    Maureen Perrie, University of Birmingham

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×