Die Romanows

Glanz und Untergang der Zarendynastie 1613-1918
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 310490152X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1032
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Simon Sebag Montefiore, Bestseller-Autor und Russland-Experte, schildert in seiner ebenso spannenden wie unterhaltsamen Biographie ›Die Romanows: Glanz und Untergang der Zarendynastie 1613 - 1918‹ die sagenumwobene Dynastie, die Russland bis heute prägt. Wie kein anderes Adelsgeschlecht sind die Romanows der Inbegriff von schillerndem Prunk, Macht, Dekadenz und Grausamkeit. Über 300 Jahre dominierten sie das russische Reich, mehr als 20 Zaren und Zarinnen gingen aus dem Geschlecht hervor, allesamt getrieben von unbändigem Machthunger und rücksichtslosem Willen zu herrschen – einige dem Wahnsinn näher als dem Genie. Simon Sebag Montefiore erzählt die Saga dieser unglaublichen Familie, in der Rivalität, Giftmorde und sexuelle Exzesse regelrecht auf der Tagesordnung standen. Basierend auf neuester Forschung und unbekanntem Archivmaterial zeichnet er die Schicksale und politischen Verwicklungen nach. Weder zuvor noch danach gab es ein so gewaltiges Reich, in dem sich Glanz und Grausamkeit auf so unheilvolle Weise verbündeten. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, prächtige Ausstattung. »Exzellent! Im Vergleich dazu ist Game of Thrones das reinste Kaffeekränzchen.« Antony Beevor »Als läse man zwanzig packende Romane in einem Band zusammengefasst.« The Bookseller »Die glorreiche Geschichte der Romanow-Dynastie, voll von Blut, Sex und Tränen.« Daily Telegraph »Ein beindruckendes Buch, das gründliche Recherche mit exzellenter Prosa vereint.« The Times »Montefiores Reise durch die 300 Jahre der Romanows gleicht einer Studie über Brutalität, Sex und Macht, absolut fesselnd [...], die Recherche ist akribisch und der Stil packend.« The Observer

The Last of the Tsars

Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution
Author: Robert Service
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447293118
Category: History
Page: 382
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‘A timely and important book . . . he brings to it rare clarity and common sense. His book is a fast-paced account of the last sixteen months of the tsar’s life; brief, sharp, but laced with well-judged feeling for the dramas of the time.’ Catherine Merridale, Observer In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced from power by revolution. In this masterful and forensic study, Robert Service examines the last year Nicholas's reign and the months between that momentous abdication and his death, with his family, in Ekaterinburg in July 1918. Drawing on the Tsar's own diaries and other hitherto unexamined contemporary records, The Last of the Tsars reveals a man who was almost entirely out of his depth, perhaps even willfully so. It is also a compelling account of the social, economic and political foment in Russia in the aftermath of Alexander Kerensky's February Revolution, the Bolshevik seizure of power in October 1917 and the beginnings of Lenin's Soviet republic.

Lenin

eine Biographie
Author: Robert Service
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783406466410
Category:
Page: 680
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Nicholas II

Last of the Tsars
Author: Marc Ferro,Brian Pearce
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195093828
Category: Drama
Page: 305
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A figure surrounded by myth and speculation, at the center of one of history's most cataclysmic events--the Russian Revolution--Nicholas II remains haunting and enigmatic. Now one of France's most eminent historians presents a biography that goes beyond the lies and half-lies surrounding Nicholas's reign to provide an evocative portrait of this most mysterious ruler. Illustrations.

Russia Under the Last Tsar


Author: Theofanis G. Stavrou
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816605149
Category: History
Page: 265
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The reign of Russia?s last tsar, Nicholas II, from 1894 to 1917, constitutes a period of continuing controversy among historians. Interesting in its own right, it is also a time of great importance to an understanding of the cataclysmic events which follo.

1812

Napoleons Feldzug in Russland
Author: Adam Zamoyski
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406631711
Category: History
Page: 720
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Napoleons Feldzug in Rußland war das vielleicht größte militärische Desaster aller Zeiten und eine menschliche Tragödie von beispiellosen Ausmaßen das erste historische Beispiel eines totalen Krieges. Adam Zamoyski hat mit 1812 das meisterhafte Epos über die Hybris eines Eroberers, den Wahnsinn des Krieges und einen der dramatischsten Wendepunkte der Weltgeschichte geschrieben. Das Ergebnis ist ein unvergeßliches Buch, das Geschichte so hautnah erzählt, wie es nur wenigen Autoren gelingt. "Ich konnte nicht schlafen, nachdem ich 1812 gelesen hatte. Eine der überwältigendsten Geschichten, die je erzählt wurden." Christopher Woodward "So brillant geschrieben, dass es unmöglich ist, das Buch aus der Hand zu legen& Ein Meistererzähler am Werk." Michael Burleigh "Mitreißend& Zamoyskis Darstellung des Feldzugs von 1812 ist ein Musterbeispiel an Eleganz und Klarheit." T. J. Binyon "Ein absolut bewundernswertes Buch." Antony Beevor

The Many Deaths of Tsar Nicholas II

Relics, Remains and the Romanovs
Author: Wendy Slater
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134283334
Category: History
Page: 208
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How did Nicholas II, Russia’s last Tsar, meet his death? Shot point blank in a bungled execution by radical Bolsheviks in the Urals, Nicholas and his family disappeared from history in the Soviet era. But in the 1970s, a local geologist and a crime fiction writer discovered the location of their clandestine mass grave, and secretly removed three skulls, before reburying them, afraid of the consequences of their find. Yet the history of Nicholas’ execution and the discovery of his remains are not the only stories connected with the death of the last Tsar. This book recounts the horrific details of his death and the thrilling discovery of the bones, and also investigates the alternative narratives that have grown up around these events. Stories include the contention that the Tsar’s killing was a Jewish plot, in which Nicholas’ severed head was taken to Moscow as proof of his death; tales of would-be survivors of the execution, self-confessed children of the Tsar claiming their true identity; and accounts of miracles performed by Nicholas, who was made a saint by the Russian church in 2000. Not least among these alternative narratives is the romanticization of the Romanovs, epitomized by the numerous photographs of the family released from the Russian archives.

The Court of the Last Tsar

Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II
Author: Greg King
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471727637
Category: History
Page: 600
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Praise for The Court of the Last Tsar "Any book by Greg King is a book to be kept and savored. He has not only given us a fresh, clear-eyed, and often startling new look at the life of the last Romanovs, but also lived up to the promise of his title. He has shown us how the whole enterprise worked, from Tsar Nicholas to his lowest cook and chambermaid. This book is a great work of scholarship--and a wonderful read." --Peter Kurth, author of Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra and Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson "A mammoth, monumental achievement. No other book captures the essence and the entire scope of life at the court of Nicholas II. It's a thoroughly enjoyable and encyclopedic masterpiece that will be a major source for historians and biographers for years to come." --Marlene A. Eilers, author of Queen Victoria's Descendants and publisher of Royal Book News "Greg King has truly written a tour de force. The book is extremely well researched, has over 100 illustrations and is, quite simply, marvelous." --Coryne Hall, author of Little Mother of Russia, Once a Grand Duchess, and Imperial Dancer "Greg King is emerging as one of the leading authorities in today's liveliest field of Russian studies, and this is a major contribution to the study of late Imperial Russia." --Joseph T. Fuhrmann, author of Rasputin and the editor of The Complete Wartime Correspondence of Tsar Nicholas II and the Empress Alexandra

The Russian Revolution

The Fall of the Tsars and the Rise of Communism
Author: Russell Trenton
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica
ISBN: 1680480340
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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This gripping historical narrative relates the circumstances that led to the end of the Romanov Dynasty and the Russian aristocracy, the heartrending struggles of the peasants, the violence and bloodshed of the revolution, and the rise of the new social order and its far-reaching consequences that continue to be felt in Russia today. In addition to the causes of the Russian revolution and the events that led to civil war, the narrative delves into the mindset of the Bolshevik leadership and recounts the profound transformation and industrialization of the economy in the Soviet era.

The Fall of the Romanovs

Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution
Author: Mark D. Steinberg,Vladimir M. Khrustalëv
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300070675
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 444
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The compelling and poignant story of the arrest, captivity, and execution of the last tsar of Russia and his family during the revolution of 1917-1918 has been recounted-and romanticized-for decades. Now a new book explores the full range of events and reveals the thoughts, perceptions, and judgments of the individuals involved-Nicholas and Alexandra, their children, and the men who guarded and eventually killed them. "An extraordinary book. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Western history."-Francine du Plessiz Gray, New York Times Book Review "Steinberg and Khrustalev have achieved that rarest of things: they have produced a work of outstanding scholarship which is also an unputdownable read. It is not only the unwritten sequel to The Brothers Karamazov. As a bona fide 'royals' book, it is also the perfect antidote to Andrew Morton."-Niall Ferguson, The Sunday Times "Useful . . . lucid analysis. . . . Contains several important never-before-published accounts of the assassination."-Joseph Finder, Washington Post Book World "[The] book presents a portrait of the political exigencies and passions that determined the family's fate. The documents themselves are of primary interest, but the judicious tone of the introductions to each section offers a welcome contrast to the overheated speculation that has long surrounded the last Tsar."-Susan Jacoby, Newsday Mark D. Steinberg teaches history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Vladimir M. Khrustalev is historian-archivist at the State Archive of the Russian Federation.

The Last Tsar

The Life and Death of Nicholas II
Author: Edvard Radzinsky
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307754626
Category: History
Page: 496
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Russian playwright and historian Radzinsky mines sources never before available to create a fascinating portrait of the monarch, and a minute-by-minute account of his terrifying last days.

Hundert Jahre Revolution

Russland und das 20. Jahrhundert
Author: Orlando Figes
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446248684
Category: History
Page: 400
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Eine glänzend geschriebene Geschichte Sowjetrusslands – von den Wurzeln des Bolschewismus bis zum Putsch gegen Gorbatschow 1991. Laut Orlando Figes erstreckt sich die Wirkung der Russischen Revolution von 1917 über die Jahrzehnte der Diktatur bis in die Gegenwart. So waren die Sowjetführer bis zuletzt überzeugt, dass sie die von Lenin begonnene Revolution fortsetzten und auf ihre Ziele hinarbeiteten: eine kommunistische Gesellschaft des materiellen Überflusses für das Proletariat und ein neuer kollektiver Menschentyp. In einem historischen Moment, da in Russland unter Putin die autoritäre Staatstradition wiederauflebt, liefert Figes eine überzeugende Interpretation des russischen 20. Jahrhunderts.

The Truth of the Russian Revolution

The Memoirs of the Tsar's Chief of Security and His Wife
Author: Konstantin Ivanovich Globachev,Sofia Nikolaevna Globacheva
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438464630
Category: History
Page: 364
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An eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath, newly translated into English. Major General Konstantin Ivanovich Globachev was chief of the Okhrana, the Tsarist secret police, in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) in the two years preceding the 1917 Russian Revolution. This book presents his memoirs—translated in English for the first time—interposed with those of his wife, Sofia Nikolaevna Globacheva. The general’s writings, which he titled The Truth of the Russian Revolution, provide a front-row view of Tsar Nicholas II’s final years, the revolution, and its tumultuous aftermath. Globachev describes the political intrigue and corruption in the capital and details his office’s surveillance over radical activists and the mysterious Rasputin. His wife takes a more personal approach, depicting her tenacity in the struggle to keep her family intact and the family’s flight to freedom. Her descriptions vividly portray the privileges and relationships of the noble class that collapsed with the empire. Translator Vladimir G. Marinich includes biographical information, illustrations, a glossary, and a timeline to contextualize this valuable primary source on a key period in Russian history.

The Russian Revolution 1917

A Student's Guide
Author: Nick Shepley
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 178538547X
Category: History
Page: 70
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In the third year of the First World War, The Russian Empire experienced a year of revolutionary turmoil that saw the fall of the emperor, Tsar Nicholas II. This was followed by the creation of an interim government which in turn was overthrown by an extreme revolutionary socialist regime in October that year. By the end of 1917 a government that would rule Russia as a dictatorship for most of the rest of the 20th Century was firmly in power and its establishment would have profound implications for the rest of Russian and 20th Century history. However, the revolution was not simply the product of short term events, instead it developed from long term problems and challenges from within Russia, which the government of the tsars was incapable of controlling. The purpose of this ebook is to focus closely on the revolutionary year of 1917 and explain why not just one but two governments fell in that year. It will also examine how and why the Bolsheviks, a revolutionary socialist party came to power. Firstly, however, we must explore the long term causes of the Russian Revolution, which stretch back deep into Russian history. This e-book also features advice on source-based questions and a section on historical interpretations of the Russian Revolution.

Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei (illustriert)


Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 163537698X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 47
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Das Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei, auch Das Kommunistische Manifest genannt, ist ein programmatischer text, in dem Karl Marx und Friedrich Engels große Teile der später als „Marxismus“ bezeichneten Weltanschauung entwickelten.Das Manifest entstand im Auftrag des Bundes der Kommunisten, der darin seine Anschauungen darlegen wollte. Es beginnt mit dem heute geflügelten Wort: „Ein Gespenst geht um in Europa – das Gespenst des Kommunismus“ und endet mit dem bekannten Aufruf: „Proletarier aller Länder, vereinigt euch!

The End of the Russian Empire


Author: Prof. Michael T. Florinsky
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787207919
Category: History
Page: 256
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THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION—FROM THE TSARS TO THE SOVIETS This economic, political, and social study by a distinguished Russian authority uses a wealth of contemporary evidence—state documents, memoirs, correspondence, statistics—to analyze “the forces which brought about the fall of the Tsars and paved the way for Bolshevism” in the crucial years 1914-1917. Beginning with a survey of the state of the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I, Professor Florinsky shows how the Imperial system failed to meet the challenges raised by that conflict and why the Bolsheviks were able to assume control of the national Revolution. Every aspect of the collapse is scrutinized, from the absolutist tradition inherited by Nicholas II to the estrangement of the intelligentsia, from the peasant masses, whose only aims were peace and land. The principals are strikingly portrayed—Tsar Nicholas, Tsaritsa Alexandra, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich, and Rasputin—as are the breakdown of the ministerial bureaucracy, the impotence of the Duma and Union of Zemstvos, and the colossal losses of the army. This richly documented account of the Provisional Government’s failure to meet the nation’s Revolutionary goals and of the Bolsheviks’ spectacular success in formulating and giving voice to Russian aspirations is basic to an understanding of the origins of today’s Soviet state.

Alexandra Romanowa

die letzte Zarin
Author: Carolly Erickson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492249409
Category:
Page: 458
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Die Hebamme von Venedig

Historischer Roman
Author: Roberta Rich
Publisher: Piper Schicksalsvoll
ISBN: 3492983022
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Mitten in der Nacht steht ein venezianischer Adliger aufgewühlt vor der Tür der jüdischen Hebamme Hannah: Seit Tagen liegt die Frau des Conte schon in den Wehen, und nun fürchtet er um das Leben von Mutter und Kind, sollte Hannah ihnen nicht helfen. Doch der jungen Hebamme ist die medizinische Behandlung von Christen untersagt. Hin- und hergerissen zwischen Mitgefühl und Angst, erkennt Hannah in der Bitte des Conte auch eine Chance und stellt mutig eine Bedingung: Wenn es ihr gelingt, das Kind des Conte di Padovani zu retten, verlangt sie jene Geldsumme, die sie braucht, um ihren auf Malta als Sklaven gefangen gehaltenen Mann Isaak freizukaufen. Der Conte willigt ein. Doch mit der Geburt des Kindes gerät Hannah in immer größere Gefahr. Die um ihr Erbe fürchtenden Brüder des Conte di Padovani trachten ihr und dem Baby nach dem Leben, Venedig wird von der Pest bedroht, und es bleibt kaum noch Zeit bis zum Ablegen des Schiffes, das sie zu Isaak bringen soll ...

The Last Diary of Tsaritsa Alexandra


Author: Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kozlov,Vladimir M. Khrustalëv,Alexandra Raskina
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300072129
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 222
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The recently declassified diary reveals the Empress's thoughts up until her execution