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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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.
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.
In this time of trouble I had two other causes of affliction.
Altogether, this time of trouble was rather a Saturnalian time to Kezia; she could scold her betters with unreproved freedom.
The time of troubles was clearly a formative period in the development of modern Russia.
The most original part of the book is Gruber's argument about the way in which the activities of the Church, especially the large monasteries, actually fostered the time of troubles.
Dunning, A Short History of Russia's First Civil War: The Time of Troubles and the Founding of the Romanov Dynasty.
In the study of the Time of Troubles (Smutnoe vremia)--the 15-, or 8-, or 7-year period (depending on how one counts it) of interregna, peasant and Cossack revolts, and foreign interventions straddling the boundaries of the 16th and 17th centuries--one name has reigned over all others for more than a century.
Harry Turtledove's THE TIME OF TROUBLES II (1416508996, $26.
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.