Nicholas II: The Interrupted Transition

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This biography of Nicholas II includes a close, critical examination of his early years growing up in the imperial court, constantly in the shadow of his father, Alexander III. The author also provides background on the Romanov dynasty as a whole, which was well into its second century by the time of Nicholas II. It was his allegiance to the past, Carrere d'Encausse argues, that formed the czar's inability to adjust to the demands of a changing Russia.
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This biography of Nicholas II includes a close, critical examination of his early years growing up in the imperial court, constantly in the shadow of his father, Alexander III. The author also provides background on the Romanov dynasty as a whole, which was well into its second century by the time of Nicholas II. It was his allegiance to the past, Carrere d'Encausse argues, that formed the czar's inability to adjust to the demands of a changing Russia.
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Presents a detailed history of the last Romanov czar, Nicholas II, whose execution ushered in the Communist era in Russia. Examines his early years growing up in the imperial court, and provides background on the Romanov dynasty as a whole. Includes appendices of documents and first-hand reports, a glossary of institutions, a chronology, and a genealogy, plus b&w maps. The author is a leading French authority on Russian and Slavic history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780841913974
  • Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 321

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 The Legacy 1
Ch. 2 Prince Charming 28
Ch. 3 Russia's Colbert 43
Ch. 4 The Broken Dream 64
Ch. 5 From "Political Springtime" to Revolution 79
Ch. 6 The Revolution: A Second Chance? 96
Ch. 7 Toward the Liberal Empire? 117
Ch. 8 The Fatal Years 143
Ch. 9 The Disintegrating Empire 169
Ch. 10 Last Glimmers of Hope 199
Ch. 11 The Monarchy Swept Away 218
Ch. 12 Russia Dissolved and Dismembered 235
Conclusion 260
App. I Manifesto of March 1, 1917 271
App. II The Execution of Nicholas II 273
App. III The Execution of Nicholas Romanov 275
App. IV Glossary of Institutions 276
App. V Chronology 278
App. VI Genealogy of Nicholas II 284
Maps 287
General Bibliography 293
Bibliography by Chapter 298
Index 311
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