Scenarios of Power Myth and Ceremony in Russian Monarchy from Peter the Great to the Abdication of Nicholas II

ISBN-10: 0691123748

ISBN-13: 9780691123745

Edition: 2006

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A sweeping and vivid portrayal of the myths, symbols, and rituals of the Russian monarchy. The book shows how ceremonies, the visual arts, and the printed word played a central role in the exercise of imperial power and evolved to answer the political challenges of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Illustrations
Abbreviations
Prefatory Note
Introduction: Scenarios of Power
The European Myth
Signs of Empire
Peter the Great
Olympian Scenarios
The Education of Princes and the Dilemma of Neoclassicism
The Emperor Paul I
The Angel on the Throne
Nicholas I
Epitomes of the Nation
Parents and Son
Alexander II and the Scenario of Love
The Tsar-Emancipator
The Crisis of Autocracy
A National Myth
The Making of a Russian Tsar
The Inauguration of a National Myth
The Resurrection of Muscovy
The Life and Death of a Russian Tsar
Nicholas II as Heir and Husband
The Accession and Coronation of Nicholas II
Demonstrations of Godliness
Nicholas II and the Revolution of 1905
Historical Celebrations
Nicholas II and World War I
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliographical Note
Index
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