The Romanovs

The Romanovs 1613-1918

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781474600873
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 947.0460922
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxxiv, 692 , 32 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 586g
Height: 198mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 44mm