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The Last Diary of Tsaritsa Alexandra (Annals of Communism)

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The last Tsaritsa of Russia, Alexandra Fyodorovna, was murdered with her family on the night of 16-17 July 1918 by agents acting on behalf of the revolutionary Bolshevik government. The dramatic story of the demise of the Romanov dynasty has been recounted many times and has captivated the imagination of generations of readers throughout the world. The recently declassified 1918 diary of Alexandra - published here for the first time in its entirety - provides something no other account could do: a glimpse of the Tsaritsa's thoughts and activities from 1 January 1918 until the night of her death. As the granddaughter of Queen Victoria, Alexandra wrote in English, though her native language was German and she became fluent in Russian after her marriage to Nicholas. The 1918 diary takes us into her private world, revealing the care she lavished on her children during this period of revolutionary turmoil, how she felt toward her husband, Tsar Nicholas, and what she imagined about the profound struggle - between past and present, old and new worlds, the sacred and the profane - then occurring over the destiny of Russia. The diary reveals that even in her most intimate reflections, she remained the representative of a great system of belief that had prevailed for hundreds of years in Russia and that she and Nicholas hoped to perpetuate. We see in painful detail the tragic daily confrontation between this system of belief and the reality of the modern world that had, in every sense, broken free of her and Nicholas's control.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-222).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300072129
Editor:
Khrustalev, Vladimir M.; Kozlov, Vladimir A.
Editor:
Kozlov, Vladimir A.
Editor:
Khrustalev, Vladimir M.
Editor:
Kozlov, Vladimir A.
Editor:
Khrustalev, Vladimir M.; Kozlov, Vladimir A.
Author:
Vladimir M. Khrustaland#235
Author:
v, Vladimir M.
Author:
Alexandra, Tsaritsa
Author:
Kozlov, Vladimir A.
Author:
V
Author:
Alexandra
Author:
Khrustalev, Vladimir M.
Author:
Khrustaland#235
Author:
Massie, Robert K.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
Empresses
Subject:
Soviet Union History Revolution, 1917-1921.
Subject:
Empresses -- Soviet Union -- Diaries.
Subject:
Soviet Union History Revolution, 1917-
Subject:
Russia History Nicholas II, 1894-1917.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Annals of Communism Series
Series Volume:
no. 30
Publication Date:
19971101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 b/w illus.
Pages:
298
Dimensions:
9.25 x 5.5 in 1.32 lb

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History and Social Science » Russia » Romanovs
History and Social Science » Russia » Tsarist Russia

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