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Nicholas II : twilight of the Empire

Author: D C B Lieven
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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What is there new to say about Russia's last monarch? Almost everything. Previous biographies have told of the shy family man, the father of the hemophiliac heir, the victim of the infamous murder at Ekaterinburg in 1918. This book provides new insights into those parts of the story, but it looks above all at Nicholas as political leader and emperor, as it portrays the Old Regime's collapse and the origins of
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Nicholas, Emperor of Russia; Nicholas, Emperor of Russia
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D C B Lieven
ISBN: 031210510X 9780312105105
OCLC Number: 28965172
Description: xii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Inheritance --
2. Childhood and Youth --
3. Tsar and Family Man --
4. Ruling Russia, 1894-1904 --
5. Autocratic Government --
6. The Years of Revolution, 1904-1907 --
7. Constitutional Monarch? 1907-1914 --
8. The War, 1914-1917 --
9. After the Revolution, 1917-1918 --
10. Then and Now.
Responsibility: Dominic Lieven.

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What is there new to say about Russia's last monarch? Almost everything. Previous biographies have told of the shy family man, the father of the hemophiliac heir, the victim of the infamous murder at Ekaterinburg in 1918. This book provides new insights into those parts of the story, but it looks above all at Nicholas as political leader and emperor, as it portrays the Old Regime's collapse and the origins of Bolshevik Russia in a way that will surprise readers.

Nicholas II was not stupid. Nor was he nearly as weak as is commonly thought. The dilemmas of ruling Russia were vast and contradictory, and it was an illusion to think that simply by agreeing to become a constitutional monarch Nicholas could have preserved his dynasty and empire. Drawing many eerie parallels to events unfolding in Russia today, Lieven shows that social and technological change had far outstripped the existing political and executive structures. The inability of the Tsar and his government to recognize these growing anachronisms and to devise new systems constructively helped lead to the devastating chaos out of which the new order arose. Drawing on his fifteen-year study of Imperial Russia and using archival material and other sources all over the world, Dominic Lieven shows that the downfall of both the Imperial and Soviet Regimes fit into a pattern of ongoing Russian history, one that bears close scrutiny if we are to understand the turmoil of the post-Cold War period.

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