The Ropewalker

The Ropewalker 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 Baltha

  • Title: The Ropewalker
  • Author: Jaan Kross Merike Lepasaar Beecher
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 diamonThe 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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    1. August 4, 2017 Update: Volume 2 "A People Without a Past" due August 24, 2017 quercusbooks/books/December 24, 2016 Update: Further to my mention of Balthasar Russow in 1584 writing about ceremonial decorated trees burned by the merchant guilds in Tallinn, Estonia in 1441, 1442 & 1514 and Riga, Latvia in 1510 which have been subsequently tagged as ur-Christmas Trees by later historians, this recent article is probably more correct: npr/2016/12/23/5067590The guild's tree rituals seem more paga [...]

    2. One star docked because of how often I wanted to yell at and shake Bal for his poor decisions, and another docked because Kross does not write women well at all.That being said, it was still an enjoyable read, with a lot of historical insights on the relationships between Estonian peasants and their German feudal lords, which lasted until as recently as the early 1900s. I would recommend having at least some historical knowledge of Estonia and Livonia before reading this book, in order to fully [...]

    3. Lugesin uuesti Kolme katku vahel I-II ettevalmistamisel lugeda uut inglise keele tõlget The Ropewalker.Reread Between Three Plagues I+II in advance of reading the new english language translation The Ropewalker.

    4. Kui Sinu kogemus Balthasar Russowiga jääb "Tujurikkuja" sketši juurde ("Ma mõtlesin, et ma olen nüüd Balthasarile kaussi pannud!"), siis lisab Jaan Krossi "Kolme katku vahel" sellele mitme meetri paksuse intellektuaalse kihi peale. Hea küll, palju kirja pandut on kirjaniku väljamõeldis, kuid tegevus toimub päriselt ajaloos aset leidnud sündmuste taustal.Samuti tekitab Kross oma miljöö, tegelaste, tunnete ja ajastu kirjeldustega kohalolekutunde, mis viib lugeja pimedasse keskaega, ku [...]

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