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The Resource The ropewalker : volume one of Between three plagues, the story of Balthasar Russow, Jaan Kross ; translated from the Estonian by Merike Lepasaar Beecher

The ropewalker : volume one of Between three plagues, the story of Balthasar Russow, Jaan Kross ; translated from the Estonian by Merike Lepasaar Beecher

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The ropewalker : volume one of Between three plagues, the story of Balthasar Russow
Title
The ropewalker
Title remainder
volume one of Between three plagues, the story of Balthasar Russow
Statement of responsibility
Jaan Kross ; translated from the Estonian by Merike Lepasaar Beecher
Title variation
Rope walker
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • est
  • eng
Summary
The first part in an epic historical trilogy - The Estonian answer to Wolf Hall - by the nation's greatest modern writer. Jaan Kross's trilogy dramatises the life of the renowned Livonian Chronicler Balthasar Russow, whose greatest work described the effects of the Livonian War on the peasantry of what is now Estonia. Russow is a diamond in the rough, a thoroughly modern man in an Early Modern world, rising from humble origins to greatness through wit and learning alone. As Livonia is used as a political football by the warring powers of Russia, Sweden, Poland and Lithuania, he continues to climb the greasy pole of power and influence. Even as a boy, Russow has the happy knack of being in the right place and saying the right thing at the right time. He is equally at home acting as friend and confidante to his ambitious patron and as champion for his humble rural relatives. Can anything halt his vertiginous rise? Like most young men he is prey to temptations of the flesh
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Cataloging source
VDGV
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Kross, Jaan
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Estonian
Literary form
fiction
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Beecher, Merike Lepasaar
Series statement
Between three plagues
Series volume
01
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  • Russow, Balthasar
  • Livonian War, 1557-1582
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Russia
Target audience
adult
Label
The ropewalker : volume one of Between three plagues, the story of Balthasar Russow, Jaan Kross ; translated from the Estonian by Merike Lepasaar Beecher
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058418431
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
544 pages
Isbn
9780857054562
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)956311634
Label
The ropewalker : volume one of Between three plagues, the story of Balthasar Russow, Jaan Kross ; translated from the Estonian by Merike Lepasaar Beecher
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058418431
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
544 pages
Isbn
9780857054562
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)956311634

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