Original Title: Die Herrschaft der Zaren
Hardcover with jacket,
13.5 x 21.5 cm,
5.3 x 8.5 Inches
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.50* (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price
Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch
Date of publication:
August 27, 2012
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The history and legacy of the great rulers of Russia
The tsars ruled Russia for over 500 years. They virtually had absolute power and often used brutal force, although some of them did try to modernise this backward country. Russia became a world power under the leadership of the tsars from the House of Romanov. When World War I drove the socially and politically torn country to revolution, the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II, was toppled in February 1917 and assassinated a year later by the Bolsheviks. Yet the impulses sent out by the charismatic and authoritarian rule of the tsars can still be felt today.
Together with renowned historians, Spiegel writers have portrayed the most famous of the ruling figures in Russian history, at the same time tracing Russia's rise to become a world power.
“The Reign of the Tzars is one of the few non-fiction books that in spite of its high level of scholarship is as thrilling as a mystery novel and as gripping as a documentary film. This is a stimulating mixture, high in entertainment and missing nothing. Uwe Klußmann and Dietmar Pieper have written a book that successfully presents the history of Russia in impressive images and stories. These renowned historians have made their treasure trove of knowledge accessible, abducting readers into the past, on an exciting trip through more than three hundred years of Russian history. A page-turner with much substance – for readers a true jewel. This is excellent food for the mind and a joy for the heart.”
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