Writing the Time of Troubles : Boris Godunov and False Dmitry in Russian Literature, Hardback Book

Writing the Time of Troubles : Boris Godunov and False Dmitry in Russian Literature Hardback

Part of the Unknown Nineteenth Century series

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Is each moment in history unique, or do essential situations repeat themselves?

The traumatic events associated with the man who reigned as Tsar Dmitry have haunted the Russian imagination for four hundred years.

Was Dmitry legitimate, the last scion of the House of Rurik, or was he an upstart pretender?

A harbinger of Russia's doom or a herald of progress?Writing the Time of Troubles traces the proliferation of fictional representations of Dmitry in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Russia, showing how playwrights and novelists reshaped and appropriated his brief and equivocal career as a means of drawing attention to and negotiating the social anxieties of their own times.

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