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The stranger than fiction lives of Romanovs were done justice here in this terrific book chronicling the just over years of their rule. Given absolute power over the largest country in the world was a heavy burden indeed and generation after ge History is a innately fascinating subject, but every so often in the right set of hands it becomes entertaining as well.
Given absolute power over the largest country in the world was a heavy burden indeed and generation after generation they have shouldered it in the strangest of fashions.
There is a distinct madness about their country, always has been and her rulers were shining examples of it. Almost exclusively megalomaniacal, debauched or alternatively ascetic, profligate or conscientiously parsimonious, moody, impetuous, wildly amorous, yet almost exclusively terribly romantic, fanatical and almost all consistently foul tempered, this family of autocratic despots were definitely one for the books.
It is still essentially something of an autocracy driven by a zealot like nationalism, neither western nor eastern in values and ideas, unquestionably unique unhappy place of great potential and great melancholy. In other words, a place a real Romanov would recognize.
Not only will you find yourself thinking as a reader Indeed, the personal lives of Romanovs get as much if not more attention as their political, civil and international accomplishments and snafus.
Reading this book, one can easily get lost in the anecdotal quality of the lives of the rich and famous and forget that this is the dynasty that ruled over and conquered bringing into the fold an enormous part of the world. Although, in all fairness, they did manage some spectacular love affairs, most entertaining since Henry the VIII easily.
This was a terrific book, as much fun as one can ever hope to have with nonfiction, edifying, interesting, humorous even.The Paperback of the The Romanovs: by Simon Sebag Montefiore at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more! on 2 February , Ivan married Anastasia. The marriage was a success. “Charts the rise and fall of Russia's Romanov dynasty, which began in and ended with the whole royal family being shot dead /5(3).
The Romanov Family - The Romanov Family Tsar Nicholas II was the last Romanov emperor of Russia and in March was forced off the throne.
The Romanov family were prisoners of the Bolsheviks and as a result were moved around to many places. Nicholas was wrongly accused by Sergei Witte of starting WWI. Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias; Reign: 1 November Nicholas presided over the tercentenary celebrations for the Romanov Dynasty.
On 21 February, a Te Deum took place at Kazan Cathedral, and a state Nicholas II of Russia: Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of . Romanov dynasty: Romanov dynasty, rulers of Russia from until the Russian Revolution of February Descendants of Andrey Ivanovich Kobyla (Kambila), a Muscovite boyar who lived during the reign of the grand prince of Moscow Ivan I Kalita (reigned –41), the Romanovs acquired their name from Roman Yurev.
Chapter Three. The Jewish Question. To illustrate the history of the Jewish people from its earliest beginnings down through the ages to the present day, as seen and depicted by the Jewish mind itself, we give the following account from the Chicago Tribune, July 4, The first Russian Revolution to be investigated will be the February Revolution wherein the poor living conditions and the dissent among the people of Russia led to the collapse of the Romanov dynasty and the rise of the Provisional Government.