History, Inertia, and the Unexpected: Recycling Russia's Despots

History, Inertia, and the Unexpected: Recycling Russia's Despots Sergei F. Platonov, Ivan Groznyi, 1530–1584 [Ivan the Terrible, 1530–1584] (1923), Robert Iu. Vipper, Ivan Groznyi [Ivan the Terrible] (1922), both reissued in one volume, edited by Dmitrii M. Volodikhin (Moscow: Universitet Rossiiskoi akademii obrazovaniia, 1998), 221 pp. Aleksei N. Tolstoi, Petr I [Peter I] (Moscow: EKSMO-Press, 2000), 656 pp. In The History of the Siege of Lisbon, José Saramago remarks that the norms of historical truth are “founded on consensus and authority, although it is obvious that any change in authority is reflected in a corresponding change in consensus.”1 Of The research for this essay review has been presented orally, in various forms, at the Bannye chteniia [Bathhouse Lectures] (Moscow), the University of California at Irvine, the University of Pennsylvania, Emory University, and Stanford University. The author wishes to express thanks for comments and responses to Mikhail Epstein, Lazar M. Fleishman, Gregory Freidin, H. U. Gumbrecht, Benjamin Nathans, Jeffrey M. Perl, Arden Reed, Andrzej Warminski, Gary Wilder, Viktor Zhivov, and Andrei Zorin — as well as to the U.S. National Council for Eurasian and East European Research for a Title VIII grant in support of this research. (Neither the Council nor the U.S. Department of State is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Common Knowledge Duke University Press

History, Inertia, and the Unexpected: Recycling Russia's Despots

Common Knowledge, Volume 10 (1) – Jan 1, 2004

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Sergei F. Platonov, Ivan Groznyi, 1530–1584 [Ivan the Terrible, 1530–1584] (1923), Robert Iu. Vipper, Ivan Groznyi [Ivan the Terrible] (1922), both reissued in one volume, edited by Dmitrii M. Volodikhin (Moscow: Universitet Rossiiskoi akademii obrazovaniia, 1998), 221 pp. Aleksei N. Tolstoi, Petr I [Peter I] (Moscow: EKSMO-Press, 2000), 656 pp. In The History of the Siege of Lisbon, José Saramago remarks that the norms of historical truth are “founded on consensus and authority, although it is obvious that any change in authority is reflected in a corresponding change in consensus.”1 Of The research for this essay review has been presented orally, in various forms, at the Bannye chteniia [Bathhouse Lectures] (Moscow), the University of California at Irvine, the University of Pennsylvania, Emory University, and Stanford University. The author wishes to express thanks for comments and responses to Mikhail Epstein, Lazar M. Fleishman, Gregory Freidin, H. U. Gumbrecht, Benjamin Nathans, Jeffrey M. Perl, Arden Reed, Andrzej Warminski, Gary Wilder, Viktor Zhivov, and Andrei Zorin — as well as to the U.S. National Council for Eurasian and East European Research for a Title VIII grant in support of this research. (Neither the Council nor the U.S. Department of State is

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