The Romanovs: Ruling Russia 1613-1917

The Romanovs: Ruling Russia 1613-1917

by Lindsey Hughes


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A vivid and original portrait of the entire Romanov family, who shaped Russian history and politics for three centuries and whose legacy still sparks the public's imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847252135
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/20/2008
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Lindsey Hughes was Professor in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London, UK.

Table of Contents

Illustrations     vii
Abbreviations, dates, spellings and transliteration     ix
Family trees     xi
Preface     xvii
Note     xviii
Introduction     1
Romanov Roots: 1613-1645. Michael     7
The Pious Tsars: 1645-1696. Alexis, Fedor and Ivan V     29
Transformation: 1682-1725. Peter the Great     55
The Age of Empresses and Palace Revolutions: 1725-1762. Catherine I, Peter II, Anna, Ivan VI, Elizabeth, Peter III     83
Philosopher on the Throne: 1762-1796. Catherine II     105
The Napoleonic Era: 1796-1825. Paul I and Alexander I     133
Consistent Autocracy: 1825-1855. Nicholas I     159
Reform and Reaction: 1855-1894. Alexander II and Alexander III     177
The Last Romanov: Nicholas II. (i) 1894-1913     199
From Celebration to Annihilation: Nicholas II. (ii) 1913-1918     217
Postscript: 1918-2007. The Romanovs Return     237
Notes     249
Bibliography     283
Index     295

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