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Author Martin, Russell, 1963-
Title A bride for the Tsar : bride-shows and marriage politics in early modern Russia / Russell E. Martin.
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 Floor2  GT2756.A2 M37 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description xi, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-365) and index.
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.
Subject Marriages of royalty and nobility -- Russia -- History -- 16th century.
Marriages of royalty and nobility -- Russia -- History -- 17th century.
Marriages of royalty and nobility -- Political aspects -- Russia.
Brides -- Russia -- History -- 16th century.
Brides -- Russia -- History -- 17th century.
Marriage customs and rites -- Russia -- History -- 16th century.
Marriage customs and rites -- Russia -- History -- 17th century.
ISBN 0875804489 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
9780875804484 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
9781609090548 (electronic)
1609090543 (electronic)
OCLC number 759771950