Chronicle Of The Russian Tsars: The Reign By Reign Record Of The Rulers Of Imperial Russia by David WarnesChronicle Of The Russian Tsars: The Reign By Reign Record Of The Rulers Of Imperial Russia by David Warnes

Chronicle Of The Russian Tsars: The Reign By Reign Record Of The Rulers Of Imperial Russia

byDavid Warnes

Hardcover | October 18, 1999

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Discover the facts behind the reputations of rulers such as Ivan the Terrible, whose reign of terror was unparalleled in Russian history until Stalin; Peter the Great, dynamic reformer and dedicated Westernizer; Catherine the Great, the determined young German princess who usurped power and is remembered for her interest in the Enlightenment and for her colorful private life; and the last tsar, Nicholas II, vainly endeavoring to cope in a period of devastating change. Here too are the less familiar but equally intriguing personalities who occupied Russia's imperial throne: the pious but feeble Feodor I, the warm-hearted and irascible Alexei Mikhailovich, and the Empress Anna, with her taste for cruel practical jokes. Chronicle of the Russian Tsars also introduces the key debates of Russian history. How did a small principality centered on Moscow develop into a vast empire stretching from the Baltic to the Pacific? What part did the Orthodox Church play in the rise of tsarism? Why did Russia develop political and social institutions so different from those of the West? With its comprehensive timelines, data files, quotations, and stunning illustrations, Chronicle of the Russian Tsars is at once an absorbing narrative history and an essential work of reference that brings to life a powerful empire and distinctive civilization whose impact on the history of Europe and the world is immeasurable.
David Warnes is the author of Russia: A Modern History. He lives in England.
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Title:Chronicle Of The Russian Tsars: The Reign By Reign Record Of The Rulers Of Imperial RussiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 10.3 × 8 × 0.99 inPublished:October 18, 1999Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0500050937

ISBN - 13:9780500050934

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Take a look at the controversial and unforgettable line of Russian leaders. Chronicle of the Russian Tsars is a reign-by-reign look at the rulers of Imperial Russia. It includes timelines, datafiles, quotations and stunning illustrations that make this an absorbing account of history. This book brings to life the powerful empire that had a significant impact on Europe and the world.

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Ideal for students researching Russian history… Also highly recommended as informed and informative reading for non-specialist general readers with an interest in the tsars of Russia — The Midwest Book Review