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Russia of the Tsars

by Peter Waldron

Part of the History Files Series

Russia of the Tsars Synopsis

The History Files series presents the people, events and ideas that have shaped our world, through the lens of recent research. Each title covers a single topic and is illustrated with telling images from out-of-the-way sources and a collection of facsimile documents, bringing the past to life in an accessible yet authoritative format. Peter Waldron tells the stories of all the Russians, exploring the vast expanses of the empire and the lives of the rural peasants, describing the ways in which Russia took on, or rejected, Western influences, and recounting how the empire was built and maintained. He examines the great flowering of Russian art, literature and music, the pressures for and against reform, and finally the fall of the Tsarist regime in a cataclysm of violence. The facsimile documents bring the period alive, as do the poignant quotations taken from first-hand accounts, detailed box features and over 150 evocative images.

Russia of the Tsars Press Reviews

'It's not just that it's so attractively illustrated, or so profusely ... It's the number of arrestingly unfamiliar illustrations - including early examples of colour photography' - Scotsman 'Combines the high production values associated with Thames & Hudson with the impressive text to be expected from a leading specialist on the period' - The Historical Association

Book Information

ISBN: 9780500289297
Publication date: 1st March 2011
Author: Peter Waldron
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 144 pages
Categories: European history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Peter Waldron

Peter Waldron is Professor of Modern History at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of The End of Imperial Russia (1997) and Governing Tsarist Russia (2007).

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