Time of Troubles


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Time of Troubles

 

(Smutnoe Vremia, Smuta), the name by which Russian gentry and bourgeois historians referred to the era of the late 16th and 17th centuries. The term “Time of Troubles,” which was current among contemporaries, referred to the events that ensued upon the death of Ivan IV the Terrible in 1584 and ended with Mikhail Romanov’s accession to the Russian throne in 1613.

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"After the time of trouble and war was over and you went away from my country in the pursuit of your desires, which we, men of the islands, cannot understand, I and my brother became again, as we had been before, the sword-bearers of the Ruler.
Thus in a time of trouble ever memorable to him after the birth of their first child who was delicate, when they had to change the wet nurse three times and Natasha fell ill from despair, Pierre one day told her of Rousseau's view, with which he quite agreed, that to have a wet nurse is unnatural and harmful.
He knew the pride and interest taken by that gentleman in his great enterprise, and that he would not be deterred by dangers and difficulties from prosecuting it; much less would he leave the infant establishment without succor and support in the time of trouble. In this, we have seen, he did but justice to Mr.
In this time of trouble I had two other causes of affliction.
Having declared her intention of staying till the master could get about again, "wage or no wage," she had found a certain recompense in keeping a strong hand over her mistress, scolding her for "moithering" herself, and going about all day without changing her cap, and looking as if she was "mushed." Altogether, this time of trouble was rather a Saturnalian time to Kezia; she could scold her betters with unreproved freedom.
Church and Nation in the Time of Troubles. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2012.
This family, which held power until overthrown by the Bolsheviks in 1917, came to dominance in the Russian state at the end of the so-called "time of troubles".
Russian and Soviet history; from the Time of Troubles to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Dunning, A Short History of Russia's First Civil War: The Time of Troubles and the Founding of the Romanov Dynasty.
Harry Turtledove's THE TIME OF TROUBLES II (1416508996, $26.00) provides two complete Vedessos novels under one cover.
Pretenders and Popular Monarchism in Early Modern Russia: The False Tsars of the Time of Troubles, by Maureen Perrie.
Moreover, they did not allow themselves to be overwhelmed by unanticipated problems, but rather seized upon them as opportunities to lead the nation through a time of troubles." As examples, he cites Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase, Andrew Jackson's role in democratizing American politics, and JFK's handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis.