The Emperors and Empresses of Russia: Rediscovering the Romanovs

M.E. Sharpe, 1996 - 414 sider
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Since glasnost began, Russia's most eminent historians have taken advantage of new archival access and the end of censorship and conformity to reassess and reinterpret their history. Through this process they are linking up with Russia's great historiographic tradition while producing work that is fresh and modern. In "The Emperors and Empresses of Russia", renowned Russian historians tell the story of the Romanovs as complex individual personalities and as key institutional actors in Russian history, from the empire builder Peter I to the last tsar, Nicholas II. These portraits are contributions to the writing of history, partaking neither of wooden ideologisation nor of naive romanticisation.

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This book was so hard to understand each Emperor or Empresses was written by a diffrent writer so it just confused me. Les hele vurderingen


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Emperor Peter I 16821725
Empress Anna Ivanovna 17301740
Empress Elizabeth I 17411762
Emperor Peter III 1762
Empress Catherine II 17621796
Emperor Paul I 17961801
Emperor Alexander I 18011825
Emperor Nicholas I 18251855
Emperor Alexander II 18551881
Emperor Alexander III 18811894
Emperor Nicholas I 18941917
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Side 3 - As a matter of fact, the historiography of Peter the Great provides an almost perfect mirror for the Russian intelligentsia's views on the past and future of Russia, their relationship to the West, and the nature of the social and political problems confronting their country.
Side xi - Russia can be found at the end of the book. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincerest thanks to Patricia A.
Side xi - Style, according to the Julian calendar, which was eleven days behind the Gregorian calendar of the West in the eighteenth century, twelve days behind it in the nineteenth century, and thirteen days behind it in the twentieth century.

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