Based on documents and photographs from recently opened Russian archives and from Western collections, a surprising new portrait of the last Russian tsar and his family during the Bolshevik revolution challenges long-held views of the Romanovs. UP.
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Mark D. Steinberg is Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Russian and East European Center at the University of Illinois.From Publishers Weekly:
Based largely on previously classified materials from Moscow and Russian regional archives released only since the late 1980s, this valuable documentary record recreates the arrest, captivity and execution of the imperial Romanov family. It draws on letters, diary excerpts, telegraphs, minutes of government meetings and official orders, woven together by the authors' interpretive commentary. Tsar Nicholas II's personal writings reveal an autocrat of fatalistic spirituality who believed that the common people would "come to their senses" and rescue him. His reactionary wife, former German princess Alexandra, reinforced his perception of the Russian people as simple, devoted and childlike. Yale history professor Steinberg and Khrustalev, historian at Russia's State Archive in Moscow, dispute the widely held view that orders to execute the Romanov family came personally from Lenin and the top party leadership. They argue that the inconclusive, circumstantial evidence favors a different scenario: party leaders in Moscow and Bolsheviks in the Urals agreed to put the Romanovs on trial, with execution as an alternative if the military situation dictated. Illustrated with photos, maps and facsimiles, this documentary sets the Romanovs' ordeal in the context of the Bolshevik crushing of liberal attempts to ensure the royal family's safety and aborted rightist conspiracies to free the Romanovs. History Book Club selection.
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Descripción Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. NEW First Edition hardcover w/ full no. line showing 1st Printing, new unclipped mylar-protected jacket, immaculate smooth-cut text-block exterior, new sewn binding w/ tight signatures & ivory cloth bands at spine caps, impeccable cream-white end-papers on heavy rag stock, pristine interior handsomely printed on excellent paper w/ superb presentation of notes & scholarly apparatus * 6.25" x 9.50" x 1.62", 0.94 kg, xviii+444 (462) pp. * Illus. insert of 33 superb b-w photographs handsomely reproduced on excellent gloss-laminated paper (between pp. 124 & 125) * CONTENTS: List of Illustrations (ix), Preface (xiii), Acknowledgments (xv), Note on the Documents (xvii); Introduction: Nicholas & Alexandra, An Intellectual Portrait (1), Chapter One: Revolution (39), Chapter Two: Under Arrest at Tsarskoe Selo (116), Chapter Three: Siberian Captivity (169), Chapter Four: Death at Yekaterinberg (277); Chronology (367), Glossary of Personal & Institutional names (379), Genealogy of the Imperial Family (396), Notes (399), Select Bibliography (419), Document & Illustration Credits (423), Index (433) * The story of the arrest, captivity & execution of the last tsar of Russia & his family during the revolution of 1917-1918 has been recounted & romanticized for decades. This study explores the full range of events & reveals the thoughts, perceptions & judgments of the individuals involved: Nicholas & Alexandra, their children, & the men who guarded & eventually killed them. This deeply moving book is based on documents & photographs from recently opened Russian archives & from Western collections. The documents, which appear for the first time in English (the language in which some of them were originally written), include correspondence between Nicholas & Alexandra during the February 1917 revolution; portions of their diaries; minutes of government meetings, telegrams & other official papers concerning the arrest, confinement & execution of the Romanovs; letters written by the captive tsar & his family to friends & relatives; appeals from Russian citizens concerning the fate of the Romanovs; & testimonies by the revolutionaries who guarded & executed them. Nº de ref. de la librería 006777
Descripción Yale University Press, New Haven, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing). Index. Bibliography. Illustrations. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 041143
Descripción Yale University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110300065574