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Rise and fall of the Romanovs

Anatole Gregory Mazour

Rise and fall of the Romanovs

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Published by D. Van Nostrand in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Romanov, House of,
  • Russia -- History -- 1613-1917,
  • Russia -- Kings and rulers -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAnatole G. Mazour.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDK113 .M32 1960
    The Physical Object
    Pagination192 p. :
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13569883M
    LC Control Number60013460
    OCLC/WorldCa405622

    Elwood, Canadian Journal of History "This handsome and remarkable affordable volume should become standard reading for specialists and undergraduate students of Russian history, but it will be enjoyed by the general public as well. To ensure the country operated effectively, a bureaucracy, merely consisting of the noble and upper classes put official policies into place. Repeated themes appear in every age, and age old anomosities and challenges lived through centuries, eventually appearing in the modern era, including WW 2 and the Cold War. A selection of the History Book Club "Documents on the fate of the Romanov dynasty, including official orders, personal letters, diaries, and recollections, Eradication of a blood line that had remained in rule for over years; the Romanov Dynasty. The public was bleak with the condition of things and disconnected with their Tsar.

    Peasants required reform to land lords, lower tax and the end of an autocracy ruling. I am still researching this area of my family history, but after reading this book, I am just grateful that they survived to emigrate to the USA in Nicholas II was particularly influenced by his wife. New economic and social structures developed as industrialisation grew. Students of European history will be thrilled to have access to what's included here. This meant that there was a lowering in the standard of living.

    The privileged and elite believed that Nicholas must renounce his dictatorship to save Russia from destruction and revolution. During the First World War, the poor governmental organisation led to crisis. Up to one in 50 inhabitants of Petersburg was a prostitute. Rimmel, Annals of the American Academy "Steinberg and Khrustalev have achieved that rarest of things: they have produced a work of outstanding scholarship which is also an unputdownable read. Two of the children—likely Maria and Alexei—were burned and the remnants of their bodies buried in another, separate grave nearby. It offers a reliable and objective antidote to the 'romantic, hagiographic, apologetic, accusatory, or gossipy and trivial' writings that have enjoyed public favor.


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Local authorities were ordered to prevent a rescue of the Romanovs, and after a secret meeting of the Yekaterinburg Soviet, the imperial family was sentenced to death. While teachers may find it especially useful, all those who want to be pulled into this tumultuous and important era of history and feel as if they are reliving it, as well as those who want to be provoked by new questions and ideas, should read this book.

The Tsar had control over who was appointed and dismissed, and no one challenged the power of the governmental system. I was frustrated with reading how millions of serfs were considered animal-level property while their holy shepherds indulged in every possible debauchery, believing all they did was sanctioned by God.

This was the initial development of Leon Trotsky and his road to important political positions. A combination of long and short-term problems led to the decline and eventual fall of the Romanov dynasty. It was these significant political roles that strongly impacted the, not only Russian, but International history as we know it today.

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Before the war even began, hundreds of thousands of people had started to grow restless with the government. Together, the text and documents challenge the conventional image of Nicholas as weak and witless and of Alexandra as either the preoccupied mother of a hemophiliac heir or as the treasonous "German empress.

Such a dynasty had relied on a system known as 'Tsarism'- that is, having a single man ruling the entire Russian empire. The Tsar set up a system of government involving an imperial council, a small cabinet of ministers and a senate; all of which were implemented as personal advisers and delegates.

The long term survival of the Romanov rule depended on the Tsar pleasing his country and some unsuccessful attempts where made. To simply blame the collapse of Romanov Dynasty on one particular individual would be reducing a complex problem down to one simple solution.

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.

Only a few of their remains were ever recovered; the rest were dumped in mass graves or burned beyond recognition. Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov was born near St. Practical measures were also needed to be taken in order to enforce Russian autocracy. However, even with a more efficient parliament, the uprisings continued throughout the year and for years to come with growing political discontent sending Russia on the verge of a national crisis.

Catherine II was a sophisticated patron of the arts, and during her reign, Russia adopted Western European philosophies and culture. As they did so, they covered them in acid and buried them.

Tsar Nicholas II ignored these issues, staying true to his coronation vow to uphold Autocracy, and therefore played a critical role in the plummet of the Empire. The grave contained the remains of two partially burned skeletons, which subsequent DNA testing showed to belong to Alexei, and one of his sisters, likely Anastasia or Maria.

As a bona fide 'royals' book, it is also the perfect antidote to Andrew Morton. A sumptuous piece of historical tourism. The last Tsar involuntary resorted to repression to preserve his control over the public. The beginning of the 20th century brought radical changes to the social and political structure of autocratic Russia.

Nicholas II had acquiesced to the October Manifesto in because of the immense pressure to circumvent the overthrow of the monarchy and revolution.Although Massie admits that the rise and fall of a year old empire is subject to numerous causes, speculative as well as concrete, he ultimately attributes the collapse of the House of Romanov to the hardships the family faced from having to deal with the condition of the tsarevitch Alexei, hemophilia.

May 16,  · Given how many books have been written about the Romanov family and its members and pretenders, I did wonder briefly whether Simon Sebag Montefiore's plus-page The Romanovs: – really needed to exist.

But it took only the introduction to enslave me, and I have spent the last week or so neglecting practically everyone except for /5. Get this from a library! Rise and fall of the Romanovs. [Anatole Gregory Mazour] -- Traces the rise and fall of this powerful family from the accession of the first.

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Jul 08,  · Since then, I have read a few biographies, a couple of articles, and became once again enraptured with this family in when the remains of Anastasia (or Marie) and Alexi were found.

When given the opportunity to read The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming, I knew I couldn't pass it up/5.

Aug 13,  · Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family. Read Common Sense Media's The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of 4/4.