Hardback Red fortress : the secret heart of Russia's history / Catherine Merridale.
Publication year: 2013
Publisher: London : Allen Lane,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781846140372 (hbk.) :
Map on lining papers.
The Kremlin is one of the very few buildings in the world which still keeps its original, late medieval function: as a palace, built to intimidate the ruler's subjects and to frighten foreign emissaries. 'Red Fortress' conveys this sense of the Kremlin as a stage set, nearly as potent under Vladimir Putin as it was under earlier, far more baleful inhabitants.
xvii, 505 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm