Loved the book. It was good to finally see the whole history, even if cut short (I mean it's only 600 pages and 300 years of history) and be able to see how choices of one tsar changed fates of his descendants and still echo in current modern Russia. Good place to start for those new to the topic and those who already know it. With 20 sovereigns you're bound to learn something new
The Romanovs: 1613-1918
A Paperback edition by Simon Sebag Montefiore in English (Jan 1, 2017)
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Short Description: The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest... Read more
The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. 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. 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, and peopled by a cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries and poets. Written with dazzling literary flair, drawing on new archival research, THE ROMANOVS is at once an enthralling chronicle of triumph and tragedy, love and death, a universal study of power, and an essential portrait of the empire that still defines Russia today.
The Romanovs Paperback edition by Simon Sebag Montefiore
- Simon Sebag Montefiore
- Orion Publishing Co , Weidenfeld & Nicolson
- Publication date
- Jan 1, 2017
- Product dimensions
- 130 x 198 x 44mm
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