Chronicle of the Russian Tsars

The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Russia

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David Warnes

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This volume documents the lives of Tsars, famous and infamous, in a series of lively biographical portraits stretching from the late 15th to the early 20th centuries. With it come comprehensive time-lines, data files for every ruler detailing lineage, spouses and children, and place and cause of death, quotations and stunning illustrations.

With biographical accounts of all 26 Tsars, from the empire-building Ivan the Great to the tragic Nicholas II, the book explores the personalities and eccentricities of the Tsars and empresses, both tyrants and reformers, including, Peter the Great, Catherine the Great and Alexander II, emancipator of the serfs.

Over 90 sidebars explore special features ranging from the building of the Moscow Kremlin to Catherine the Great’s lovers, while nearly 230 illustrations accompany genealogical trees of the Romanovs and their predecessors. Chronicle of the Russian Tsars is at once an absorbing narrative history and a really useful work of reference that brings to life a powerful empire and a distinctive civilization whose impact on the history of Europe and the world is insurmountable.

Additional information

Weight 740 g
Dimensions 19.3 x 25.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 27 August 2009
Number of pages 224
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 19.3 x 25.7 cm
Weight 740 g
David Warnes is the author of Russia: A Modern History. The history of Russia has been his principal enthusiasm since his final year at Jesus College, Cambridge, and he has been a frequent visitor to that country for over thirty years. He was ordained priest in 2005, and serves as Honorary Assistant Curate at St. Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich.