Now available in paperback, this Chronicle documents the lives of tsars famous and infamous in a lively series of biographical portraits stretching from the late 15th to the early 20th century. With its comprehensive timelines, datafiles, quotations and stunning illustrations, Chronicle of the RussianTsars is at once an absorbing narrative history and an essential work of reference that brings to life a powerful empire and distinctive civilization whose impact on the history of Europe and the world is immeasurable. . The essential book on tsarist Russia a highly readable popular history and a unique work of reference, now available in paperback. . Features biographical accounts of all 26 tsars, from the empire-building Ivan the Great to the execution of Nicholas II by a Bolshevik firing squad. . Personalities and eccentricities of famous tsars and empresses, tyrants and reformers, including Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, Catherine the Great and Alexander II, emancipator of the serfs. . Timelines throughout with at-a-glance visual guides to the length and decisive events of each reign. . Genealogical trees of the Romanovs and their predecessors, and datafiles for every ruler detailing lineage, spouses and children, and place and cause of death. . Extensive quotations from contemporary sources that bring the past to life. . Over 90 sidebars and special features ranging from the building of the Moscow Kremlin to Catherine the Great's lovers. . Features 229 illustrations, including portraits of every ruler and key political player, art treasures, architecture, maps and plans.
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