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The Tragic Dynasty: A History of the Romanovs

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From the ascension of the first Romanov in 1613 to the slaughter of the last in 1917, they left a record of grandeur, horror, force and intrigue. Bergamini provides a splendid account of their bloody and autocratic legacy.
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Alpine Fine Arts Collection (first published 1969)
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Julie
Oct 22, 2010 Julie rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, non-fiction, romanov
Having read a Pulitzer winning biography of Peter the Great and a number of books on the last Tsar and his family, this book really put the entire Romanov dynasty into context for me. It did a good job outlining what Russia was like in pre- and early Romanov days, especially since there were many comparisons to the Tudor dynasty. Be aware that this book was written in 1969 and contains some outdated material, like St. Petersburg being referred to Leningrad. There are many references to the Sovie ...more
David Bird
Sep 11, 2013 David Bird rated it liked it
This work, published originally in 1969, is very much a popular history of its time--a time now almost as close to the fall of the dynasty it chronicles as it is to the present. It is a decent, relatively superficial tour of its landscape. It makes no pretense of originality.


It's difficult to read a book about a dynasty, and not see arguments against monarchy, and particularly legitimist monarchy. The more effective rulers produced early in the dynasty often found power through a crooked path.
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M. Bökel
Jul 16, 2008 M. Bökel rated it liked it
Recommends it for: history lovers and people that like to read about people being quartered
Recommended to M. by: it was a gift
So far, this book has failed to captivate me completely but the historical facts keep having me coming back for more. The real issue with the book is that it is covering the entire Romanov Dynasty from the first Tsarista to the end of the line when the last Romanov's were killed. The problem with the book is that the author frequently mentions people once, explains little about their role in history up to that point, and then, out of nowhere, they're back and I am supposed to remember who the he ...more
Kay
Feb 05, 2016 Kay rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romanov, russia
History of the Romanov Dynasty. Very interesting - a lot of detail presented in a readable story.
Katheryne
Dec 05, 2013 Katheryne rated it really liked it
The book shows the 300+ years of the Romanovs' rule in its glory (or lack of, depending on who was Tsar/Tsarina), as well as its downfall.

Also included:
a) the revolution that led to the abdication of Nicholas II.
b) who got out of Russia--and who didn't.
c) the effect of hemophilia on the Imperial Family.

There is also a very limited measure of what happened to the exiles.

Allen
Jan 12, 2015 Allen rated it really liked it
Shelves: history-russia
A wonderful short history of the Romanov dynasty from the election of Michael Romanov by the Zemsky Sobor in 1613 to Nicholas II, the last Tsar, murdered with his family by the Bolsheviks in 1918.
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