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Alexander I : the tsar who defeated Napoleon

Author: Marie-Pierre Rey; Susan Emanuel
Publisher: DeKalb, Ill : NIU Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alexander I was a ruler with high aspirations for the people of Russia. Cosseted as a young grand duke by Catherine the Great, he ascended to the throne in 1801 after the brutal assassination of his father. In this magisterial biography, Marie-Pierre Rey illuminates the complex forces that shaped Alexander's tumultuous reign and sheds brilliant new light on the handsome ruler known to his people as "the Sphinx."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biografieën (vorm)
Biography
Named Person: Alexander, Emperor of Russia; Aleksandr, tsaar van Rusland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie-Pierre Rey; Susan Emanuel
ISBN: 9780875804668 0875804667
OCLC Number: 788268084
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: viv, 439 pages : 1 portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: The childhood and youth of an emperor, 1777-1801. Monsieur Alexander and Catherine the Great ; "The monarch-in-training" ; A grand duke torn between greater and lesser courts ; The tsarevich at Paul I's court: 1796-1801 --
Part 2: The promising reign : a spirit of reform, 1801-1807. Reformist attempts ; Reforming program : 1801-1805 ; On the international stage : 1801-1805 --
Part 3: The Napoleonic wars, 1805-1815. From military fiascos to the Tilsit agreements : 1805-1807 ; The time of the French alliance : 1807-1812 ; Between domestic reforms and military preparations : 1807-1812 ; 1812 : the duel of the emperors ; A European tsar : 1813-1815 --
Part 4: An increasingly conservative reign, 1815-1825. Mystic exaltation, reformist aspiration, and conservative practice : 1815-1820 ; Russian diplomacy in the "European system" : 1815-1825 ; Twilight : 1820-1825 ; By way of epilogue : the Feodor Kuzmich mystery.
Other Titles: Alexandre Ier.
Alexander the First
Responsibility: Marie-Pierre Rey ; translated by Susan Emanuel.

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