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God, Tsar, and People – The Political Culture of Early Modern Russia - Cornell Scholarship Online
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God, Tsar, and People: The Political Culture of Early Modern Russia

Daniel B. Rowland


This book brings together essays written over a period of fifty years, using a wide variety of evidence — texts, icons, architecture, and ritual — to reveal how early modern Russians (1450–1700) imagined their rapidly changing political world. The book presents a more nuanced picture of Russian political thought during the two centuries before Peter the Great came to power than is typically available. The state was expanding at a dizzying rate, and atop Russia's traditional political structure sat a ruler who supposedly reflected God's will. The problem facing Russians was that actual rulers s ... More

Keywords: modern Russians, political world, Russian political thought, Russian history, authoritarian country, Russian state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501752094
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501752094.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel B. Rowland, author
University of Kentucky

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