Titel: The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II
Autor/en: Greg King
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
März 2006 - gebunden - 559 Seiten
The first in-depth look at the ceremonies, scandals, and luxurious daily life of the Romanov court In this sumptuous book, historian Gregory King at last recaptures the glittering lost world of Nicholas and Alexandra. Drawing on 15 years of research and hundreds of previously unpublished documents, he brings the Romanov court to life as never before- the extravagant Imperial ceremonies and entertainments, the salacious sexual intrigues and scandals, and the fascinating day-to-day details, from table settings to servant life. With 24 pages of color illustrations and 80 rare black-and-white photographs, this is the ultimate gift for anyone fascinated by the last days of Imperial Russia. Greg King (Everett, WA) is the author of three acclaimed works on the late Romanov dynasty, including The Fate of the Romanovs (0-471-20768-3). He has appeared in documentaries for the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, A& E, the BBC, and CBC.
Author's Note. Introduction. Prologue: St. Petersburg. PART ONE: PERSONAGES. 1. The Last Tsar. 2. The Imperial Family. 3. A Rival Court. 4. The Romanovs. 5. The Russian Court. 6. Below Stairs at the Palace. 7. The Military. 8. The Aristocracy. 9. The Russian Orthodox Church. PART TWO: PALACES. 10. The Winter Palace. 11. Tsarskoye Selo. 12. Peterhof. 13. The Moscow Palaces. PART THREE: POSSESSIONS. 14. Imperial Riches. 15. Fashion at the Russian Court. 16. Jewelry, Regalia, and Objets d'art. 17. Imperial Transportation. 18. Country Estates. PART FOUR: PAGEANTRY. 19. Imperial Ceremonies. 20. An Imperial Funeral. 21. An Imperial Wedding. 22. The Coronation. 23. The Tercentenary. PART FIVE: PLEASURES. 24. Imperial Balls. 25. State Visits. 26. The Crimea. 27. The Last Season. Epilogue: July 20, 1914: The Beginning of the End. Acknowledgments. Appendix A: Family Tree of Nicholas I. Appendix B: Organizational Chart of the Russian Imperial Court. Appendix C: The Imperial Court in 1914. Appendix D: Palace Floor Plans. Appendix E: Maps of the Imperial Estates. Appendix F: Map of St. Petersburg. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
GREG KING is the coauthor of The Fate of the Romanovs (Wiley). His previous works include The Last Empress: The Life and Times of Alexandra Feodorovna, Tsarina of Russia and The Man Who Killed Rasputin: Prince Felix Youssoupov and the Murder That Helped Bring Down the Russian Empire. He has worked as an on-screen commentator with the Learning Channel, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, and the Arts and Entertainment Channel.
"...so completely approached the ear from a cultural standpoint...great companion to Russian Revolution and Nicholas and Alexandra collections in all libraries." (Library Journal, February 15, 2006) "...for those who are intrigued by the Russian high court, there is no better escort." (Publishers Weekly, November 28, 2005) "...fascinating, exotic, indispensable." ( The Sunday Telegraph, December 2006)