Russia of the tsars

Waldron Peter (Auteur principal)

Livre | Format : Livre | Editeur : THAMES & HUDSON | Date de parution : 04/04/2011

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Résumé

History Files - the people, the events, 
the ideas that shaped our past and made 
our present Between the 17th century and the 1917 revolution, the Russian Tsars became absolute rulers of the largest and most diverse empire in the world. The splendour of their court and their capital city, St Petersburg, was extraordinary, but the imperial edifice was supported by the toil of millions of serfs tied to the land. This empire of contradictions - so powerful but so backward 
- was to have a profound influence on both Europe and Asia.Peter Waldron tells the stories of all the Russians, exploring how the vastness of the empire and its extremes of climate affected the lives of rulers and peasants alike. He examines the great flowering of Russian art, literature and music, the pressures for and against reform, and finally the fall of the Tsarist regime in a cataclysm of violence. - Ideal for the general reader and indispensable to all students of the era - Exclusive to the History Files series, is a set of loose-leaf facsimile documents, among them a letter from Peter the Great, an excerpt from Catherine the Great's charter to the nobility, and the announcement of Tsar Nicholas II's abdication in 1917 - Clear, lively and accessible writing brings this fascinating saga vividly to life - Photographs, paintings, objects and contemporary maps - give further insight into the Tsarist regime - Inset boxes on people, places and events and many quotations from Russian sources

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EAN 9780500289297
ISBN 0500289298
Contributeurs Waldron Peter (Auteur principal)
Format Livre
Support Non
Nombre de pages 144
Éditeur THAMES & HUDSON
Largeur 17 cm
Longueur 21 cm
Épaisseur 1.4 cm
Poids 0.48 kg
Impression à la demande Non
Catégories Livres, Musées et expositions, Histoire, Essais en anglais

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