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The Resource Red fortress : the secret heart of Russia's history, Catherine Merridale

Red fortress : the secret heart of Russia's history, Catherine Merridale

Label
Red fortress : the secret heart of Russia's history
Title
Red fortress
Title remainder
the secret heart of Russia's history
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Merridale
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Both beautiful and profoundly menacing, the Kremlin has dominated Moscow for many centuries. Behind its great red walls and towers many of the most startling events in Russia's history have been acted out. It is both a real place and an imaginative idea; a shorthand for a certain kind of secretive power, but also the heart of a specific Russian authenticity. Catherine Merridale's exceptional new book revels in both the drama of the Kremlin and its sheer unexpectedness: an impregnable fortress which has repeatedly been devastated, a symbol of all that is Russian substantially created by Italians. The Kremlin is one of the very few buildings in the world which still keeps its original, late medieval function: as a palace, built to intimidate the ruler's subjects and to frighten foreign emissaries. Red Fortress brilliantly conveys this sense of the Kremlin as a stage set, nearly as potent under Vladimir Putin as it was under earlier, far more baleful inhabitants.--
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Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merridale, Catherine
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kremlin (Moscow, Russia)
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
Red fortress : the secret heart of Russia's history, Catherine Merridale
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17608843
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 505 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846140372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)855200407
Label
Red fortress : the secret heart of Russia's history, Catherine Merridale
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17608843
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 505 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846140372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)855200407

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