The Romanovs: 1613-1918 Montefiore, Simon Sebag

The Romanovs: 1613-1918

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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.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781474600873
BY (AUTHOR) Montefiore, Simon Sebag
PUBLISHER : Orion Publishing Co PUBLICATION DATE : January 01, 2017
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 197 mm x 131 mm
WEIGHT : 588 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
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 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. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9781474600873 BY (AUTHOR) Montefiore, Simon Sebag PUBLISHER : Orion Publishing Co PUBLICATION DATE : January 01, 2017 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Weidenfeld & Nicolson LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 197 mm x 131 mm WEIGHT : 588 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Biography, Literature & Literary studies