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

The Romanovs : 1613-1918, Simon Sebag Montefiore

Label
The Romanovs : 1613-1918
Title
The Romanovs
Title remainder
1613-1918
Statement of responsibility
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 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 Peter the Great, who made Russia an empire, to a fresh portrayal of Nicholas II and Alexandra and the harrowing massacre of the entire family, this book brings these monarchs--male and female, great and flawed, their families and courts--blazingly to life. Drawing on new archival research, Montefiore delivers both a universal study of power and a portrait of empire that helps define Russia today.--Adapted from dust jacket
Summary
The acclaimed author of Young Stalin and Jerusalem gives readers an accessible, lively account--based in part on new archival material--of the extraordinary men and women who ruled Russia for three centuries
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10488854
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
947.09/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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1613-1918
Label
The Romanovs : 1613-1918, Simon Sebag Montefiore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
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
Control code
ocn918969681
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 744 pages
Isbn
9780307266521
Lccn
2015046026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918969681
Label
The Romanovs : 1613-1918, Simon Sebag Montefiore
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
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
Control code
ocn918969681
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 744 pages
Isbn
9780307266521
Lccn
2015046026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918969681

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