The Romanovs

Title The Romanovs
1613-1918
Author Simon Sebag Montefiore
Publication Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Size XXXIV, 745p
Language ENG ENG
ISBN 9780297852667
Topics Biography--Families
Biography--Nobility
Biography--Rulers (heads of gov./ chief exec.)
Tsars
Romanov (Russian tsars)
Russia--History
Notes 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.
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