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A Bride for the Tsar: Bride-Shows and Marriage Politics in Early Modern Russia

Russell E. Martin
Format
Book
Published
DeKalb, IL : NIU Press, c2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9780875804484 (hbk. : acid-free paper), 0875804489 (hbk. : acid-free paper), 9781609090548 (ebk.), 1609090543 (ebk.)
Contents
  • "It would be best to marry the daughter of one of his subjects" : the origins of the bride-show in Muscovy
  • "Without any regard for noble ancestry" : picking a bride for the Tsar
  • "If you marry a second time, you will have an evil child born to you" : bride-shows and Muscovite political culture
  • "To assuage the melancholy" : the many wives of Ivan IV
  • "Scheming to be rid of the chosen tsarevna" : conflict and conspiracy in the Romanov bride-shows
  • "Worthy because the tsar adores you" : the last bride-shows and the return of the foreign-born brides.
Description
xi, 380 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-365) and index.
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