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The Camera and the Tsars: The Romanov Family in Photographs

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The Romanov dynasty ruled Russia for a little over 300 years and their story, ending with their tragic deaths, has exerted a lasting fascination. This text - an album of pictures gathered by the author over many years - shows the extended Romanov family.
Hardcover, 242 pages
Published May 25th 2004 by Sutton Publishing (first published 2004)
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Camille
Aug 14, 2014 Camille rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, russian
Very interesting insight into the entire Romanov family. The only flaw is that it is sometimes confusing to remember who is who. There are family trees at the end to help with this, though.
Rebecca
May 07, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: History lover, and Romanov followers
Shelves: history
I really enjoyed this book, it was a good way to learn about the Russian Imperial family. It was sorted out well (Last Tsar, then extended family ect) and I found that the focus not being on the last family-- but the extended family more welcome than if it was all about the Last Tsar and his family.

The one complaint I have with the book was that as much as these are real people, they were also royalty, and the author spent too much time trying to make them "human."

It is also of note that she doe
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Laura Edwards
Dec 12, 2014 Laura Edwards rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russian-history
Excellent photographs, some of which I had not seen before. Love the pictures of Grand Duchess Ksenia (also known as Xenia). I have seen many pictures of her as a young woman and always thought her pretty. The pictures of her as a child are wonderful. Such a beautiful girl. I also loved the pictures of Nicholas II from early childhood. Also a beautiful child. These are treasures to see. There were plenty of pictures of other branches of the family and it helps to put faces with names, cuts down ...more
April
Feb 26, 2015 April rated it liked it
I liked it. I am more interested in Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The book focuses on many relations of the Romanovs. However with the creation of Pinterest I have seen many of the pictures. The book does help you to meet other members of the Romanov family.
Gail
Sep 23, 2010 Gail rated it really liked it
Excellent collection of photographs--this would have been a five- star if it wasn't for the mislabeling of Tatiana and Olga in one photo. That's one of my pet peeves--they don't look THAT much alike!
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Charlotte Zeepvatin Tsaariperheiden kuva-albumi sisältää yli 200 valokuvaa Romanovien tsaarisuvusta 1860-luvulta lähtien. Osa kuvista on aikaisemmin julkaisemattomia.

Zeepvatin teos on mielenkiintoista luettavaa kaikille tsaareista, historiasta ja valokuvauksesta kiinnostuneille. Valokuvat on lajiteltu aihepiireittäin ja laajoissa kuvateksteissä kerrotaan paljon taustoja.

Lopusta löytyy sukupuita, mutta mielestäni Tsaariperheiden kuva-albumia oli ajoittain hieman hankala lukea, koska samalla aukea
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Nate
Apr 16, 2016 Nate rated it really liked it
A book of photographs with good explanatory captions for each picture, about each sitter. The biggest flaw with this book is that the family tree is in the back so for the first half, I only had knowledge of who the sitters within one generation of the last tsar. This made many of the other sitters seem very repetitive. Some of the Romanovs were remarkably long lived, living to see their great great grandchildren. It was interesting to read about the unconventional and artistic members.
Anna
This book is just beautiful. A huge amount of pictures of all the Romanovs starting with the family of Alexander II. Every photograph has a small description, written in Charlotte Zeepvat's lovely style that makes it interesting as well as easily understandable. There are official photographs, but also ones taken by the family, picturing moments we would normally not be able to see. A must-have for all interested in the Russian royal family.
Sara Marques
Jun 04, 2013 Sara Marques rated it it was amazing
A true masterpiece for those who like the Romanovs. Beautiful photographs, beautifully organized and very interesting information about them and the people in them. Perfect for those who want to know more about the entire family and not just Nicholas II, Alexandra Feodorovna and their children, although they also appear in this book.
Ogura Hideko
Oct 17, 2014 Ogura Hideko rated it it was amazing
Untold smiles,stories,and emotions that can only be seen in these rare photos captures even the smallest details and events sequencing The Romanov Family. It's like a small glimpse to the private lives of the rich and famous during the 20th century.
Sally
May 08, 2008 Sally rated it it was amazing
A fascinating picture book with excellent explanations of subject and historical context. You may never see some of these photos anywhere else. Not just the Romanovs, but extended family. Something to look through again and again if you love old photos, and the Russian Imperial family.
Marie
Jun 26, 2016 Marie rated it really liked it
A great companion book to the many other books on the Romanov family. Ample photos of many generations of the Romanov family. I particularly enjoyed seeing the fashions of each generation.
Kelsey
Jan 02, 2014 Kelsey rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful look into the sometimes private and official photographs of the Romanov family spanning more than three generations. A truly beautiful and memorable tribute.
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a book filled with photos of the romanovs!
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Charlotte studied medieval and modern history at Birmingham University and completed an MA thesis which explored the curious links between diplomacy, espionage and art collecting in the mid-seventeenth century.

Charlotte's writing career began in 1991 with Royal Digest (a magazine to which she was principal contributor throughout its 14-year existence before moving on to its successor, Royalty Dige
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