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The Resource The Romanovs : 1613-1918, by Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Romanovs : 1613-1918, by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Label
The Romanovs : 1613-1918
Title
The Romanovs
Title remainder
1613-1918
Statement of responsibility
by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Simon Sebag Montefiore's gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence and wild extravagance, with a global cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries and poets, from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy and Pushkin, to Bismarck, Lincoln, Queen Victoria and Lenin. To rule Russia was both imperial-sacred mission and poisoned chalice: six of the last twelve tsars were murdered. Peter the Great tortured his own son to death while making Russia an empire, and dominated his court with a dining club notable for compulsory drunkenness, naked dwarfs and fancy dress. Catherine the Great overthrew her own husband (who was murdered soon afterward), enjoyed affairs with a series of young male favorites, conquered Ukraine and fascinated Europe. Paul I was strangled by courtiers backed by his own son, Alexander I, who in turn faced Napoleon's invasion and the burning of Moscow, then went on to take Paris. Alexander II liberated the serfs, survived five assassination attempts and wrote perhaps the most explicit love letters ever composed by a ruler. The Romanovs climaxes with a fresh, unforgettable portrayal of Nicholas II and Alexandra, the rise and murder of Rasputin, war and revolution--and the harrowing massacre of the entire family. Dazzlingly entertaining and beautifully written from start to finish, The Romanovs brings these monarchs--male and female, great and flawed, their families and courts--blazingly to life. Drawing on new archival research, Montefiore delivers an enthralling epic of triumph and tragedy, love and murder, encompassing the seminal years 1812, 1914 and 1917, that is both a universal study of power and a portrait of empire that helps define Russia today
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sebag Montefiore, Simon
Dewey number
947.09/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DK37.8.R6
LC item number
S43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romanov, House of
  • Russia
  • Russia
Target audience
general
Label
The Romanovs : 1613-1918, by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi Book."
  • "Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd., a Hachette U.K. Company, London, in 2016"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 655-669) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
ACT I: The Rise -- Scene 1: The Brideshows -- Scene 2: The Young Monk -- Scene 3: The Musketeers - Scene 4: The All-Drunken Synod -- ACT II: The Apogee -- Scene 1: The Emperor -- Scene 2: The Empresses -- Scene 3: Russian Venus -- Scene 4: The Golden Age -- Scene 5: The Conspiracy -- Scene 6: The Duel -- ACT III: The Decline -- Scene 1: Jupiter -- Scene 2: Liberator -- Scene 3: Colossus -- Scene 4: Master of the Land -- Scene 5: Catastrophe -- Scene 6: Emperor Michael II -- Scene 7: Afterlife -- Epilogue: Red tsars/white tsars
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 744 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307266521
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015046026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)918969681
Label
The Romanovs : 1613-1918, by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi Book."
  • "Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd., a Hachette U.K. Company, London, in 2016"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 655-669) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
ACT I: The Rise -- Scene 1: The Brideshows -- Scene 2: The Young Monk -- Scene 3: The Musketeers - Scene 4: The All-Drunken Synod -- ACT II: The Apogee -- Scene 1: The Emperor -- Scene 2: The Empresses -- Scene 3: Russian Venus -- Scene 4: The Golden Age -- Scene 5: The Conspiracy -- Scene 6: The Duel -- ACT III: The Decline -- Scene 1: Jupiter -- Scene 2: Liberator -- Scene 3: Colossus -- Scene 4: Master of the Land -- Scene 5: Catastrophe -- Scene 6: Emperor Michael II -- Scene 7: Afterlife -- Epilogue: Red tsars/white tsars
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 744 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307266521
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015046026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)918969681

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