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  • The Romanovs: 1613-1918
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  • English
  • 06 September 2017
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11 thoughts on “The Romanovs: 1613-1918

  1. says:

    Fascinating story The geneology gets a bit complex at times, but it certainly helps explain the Russian mindset that led them back to what is essentially an autocracy under Putin It was interesting to learn that the first tsar of the Romanov dynasty was very reluctant to accept the mantle of leadership when it was offered While the dynasty ended in blood and tragedy, it was also born during a period of blood and tragedy Apart fr

  2. says:

    Human history is full of violence and ineptitude Nothing makes that clear than Mr Montefiore's examination of the Romanov dynasty This is a well researched, well documented, and well written volume that is essential to anyone interested in reading European history You will be amazed, astounded and disgusted (sorry, but there is no getting around it) by the machinations of the Romanov royal family It is only surpassed by the brutality of t

  3. says:

    For those who like their history both interesting and readable, this is your book This author writes in a very journalistic, or even novel like, style, and it's easy to forget as you're reading that this is than a story The book move

  4. says:

    This book is a must if you are into Russian history it tells the story of the Romanovs, since the first one to the fall of the dinasty

  5. says:

    I found Romanovs to be a very intriguing and enlightening read As my heritage (on my paternal grandfather's side) is Russian, I found

  6. says:

    The author does the best job he can to uncomplicate this incredibly complicated story In Russian history it see

  7. says:

    This is a sensational and dramatic account of the family that ruled Russia for 300 years, characterised by Simon Sebag Montefiore's lurid prose and blunt (and often humorous) commentary about a dysfunctional family successfully presiding over the expansion of an empire despite (and possibly because of) their eccentric use of abso

  8. says:

    This is, appropriately for the subject matter, a dense and heavy book how else could it be, given the complexity of the Romanov dynasty?Having said that, truth proves stranger even than fiction, and it's a compelling real life soap opera from start to finish Think Dynasty crossed with Eastenders, but with blood spilt, power sought, ambition thwarted and plotting Oh, there's a lot of plotting!I enjoyed it immensely but t

  9. says:

    I think most people only know the 20th century part of Russia The end of a so called tyrannical Tsar and the brutal October revolutionaries who took over to the current Kremlin incumbent The Romanovs were a major force of War and Politics for over 300 years and some of their descendants are scattered throughout the world

  10. says:

    Very broad in scope From an author who knows Russian history having written two books on Stalin He doesn’t dwell on each tsar or tsarina individually but provides enough background to each and most importantly each releva

  11. says:

    The best history book I have ever read, goes into extraordinary depth whilst the clarity and novelistic style of Montefiore's writing immerses the reader so completely as to foster emotional involvement with its royal subject I was moved almost to tears by the end! A must read for anyone interested in Russia.

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S greatest empire And how did they lose it allThis is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas some touched by genius some by madness but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition Simon Sebag Montefiores gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empir. The author does the best job he can to uncomplicate this incredibly complicated story In Russian history it seems as though there must have been only a handful of names to choose from so in this story there are multiple Alexanders Peters Nicholas s Maries and Alexandras etc Makes it difficult to wrap your brain around but fascinating nonetheless I could ve done with about their personal lives and less about all the wars and warring over territory I read this on a kindle which might have been a disadvantage because the family trees are there but not as easy to find on a kindle and there don t seem to be any maps either Maps would have made the wars and wrangling over territory easier to understand as well especially since a lot of the countries don t even go by the same name any The depth of this book however really helps you get to the bottom of how the Romanovs held their power in Russia for so long and might even give the modern day reader a glimpse into why Putin is well Putin Electing Judges unlimited power and ruthless empir. The author does the best job he can to Encounters with Rauschenberg uncomplicate this incredibly complicated story In Russian history it seems as though there must have been only a handful of names to choose from so in this story there are multiple Alexanders Peters Nicholas s Maries and Alexandras etc Makes it difficult to wrap your brain around but fascinating nonetheless I could ve done with about their personal lives and less about all the wars and warring over territory I read this on a kindle which might have been a disadvantage because the family trees are there but not as easy to find on a kindle and there don t seem to be any maps either Maps would have made the wars and wrangling over territory easier to Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries understand as well especially since a lot of the countries don t even go by the same name any The depth of this book however really helps you get to the bottom of how the Romanovs held their power in Russia for so long and might even give the modern day reader a glimpse into why Putin is well Putin

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E building overshadowed by palace conspiracy family rivalries sexual decadence and wild extravaganceDrawing on new archival research Montefiore delivers an enthralling epic of triumph and tragedy love and murder that is both a universal study of power and a portrait of empire that helps define Russia tod. This is appropriately for the subject matter a dense and heavy book how else could it be given the complexity of the Romanov dynastyHaving said that truth proves stranger even than fiction and it s a compelling real life soap opera from start to finish Think Dynasty crossed with Eastenders but with blood spilt power sought ambition thwarted and plotting Oh there s a lot of plottingI enjoyed it immensely but think it could have done with a bit of an edit to pare it back a bit

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Epic history on the grandest scale Game of Thronesseems like the proverbial vicar's tea party in comparisonFinancial TimesThe Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times ruling a sixth of the worlds surface for three centuries How did one family turn a war ruined principality into the world. Fascinating story The geneology gets a bit complex at times but it certainly helps explain the Russian mindset that led them back to what is essentially an autocracy under Putin It was interesting to learn that the first tsar of the Romanov dynasty was very reluctant to accept the mantle of leadership when it was offered While the dynasty ended in blood and tragedy it was also born during a period of blood and tragedy Apart from Peter the Great Catherine the Great and Alexander II there was little to distinguish the other Romanov tsars in terms of improving the lot of their subjects during their respective reigns While the story of Nicholas II and Alexandra and the end of the dynasty has been told by many other authors I didn t realize until I read this book how much Nicholas contributed to his own demise and that of his family by the decisions he made during his time as tsar Probably wouldn lt have changed the course of history but it might have saved his life and that of his immediate and extended family Electing Judges under Putin It was interesting to learn that the first tsar of the Romanov dynasty was very reluctant to accept the mantle of leadership when it was offered While the dynasty ended in blood and tragedy it was also born during a period of blood and tragedy Apart from Peter the Great Catherine the Great and Alexander II there was little to distinguish the other Romanov tsars in terms of improving the lot of their subjects during their respective reigns While the story of Nicholas II and Alexandra and the end of the dynasty has been told by many other authors I didn t realize Encounters with Rauschenberg until I read this book how much Nicholas contributed to his own demise and that of his family by the decisions he made during his time as tsar Probably wouldn lt have changed the course of history but it might have saved his life and that of his immediate and extended family


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