The Ropewalker

- Between Three Plagues Volume I (Volume 1: Between Three Plagues)

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The Ropewalker
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Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
28-07-2016
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
512
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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. Like Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell, 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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Udgivelsesdato:
28-07-2016
ISBN13:
9780857056948
Vægt:
846 g
Dybde:
46 mm
Bredde:
162 mm
Højde:
240 mm
Format:
Hardback
Forfattere
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse The story of a man who rose from peasant stock to become Estonia's most famous medieval chronicler - The first novel in a historical trilogy by Estonia's most famous writer

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