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The Resource Imperial legend : the mysterious disappearance of Tsar Alexander I, Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

Imperial legend : the mysterious disappearance of Tsar Alexander I, Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

Label
Imperial legend : the mysterious disappearance of Tsar Alexander I
Title
Imperial legend
Title remainder
the mysterious disappearance of Tsar Alexander I
Statement of responsibility
Alexis S. Troubetzkoy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Alexander I, one of Russia's greatest emperors, beloved of his subjects for his many liberalizing works and reforms domestically, and for his astounding - and unexpected - victory over the presumably invulnerable Napoleon Bonaparte, reigned from 1801 to late 1825. Caught up in the personal and political maelstrom between his domineering grandmother Catherine the Great and his highly neurotic and volatile father, Paul I, Alexander came to the throne as a result of a coup mounted against his father in March 1801. Alexander was devastated when the takeover turned violent and his father was assassinated."
  • "By 1825, his popularity waning, the health of his wife becoming more fragile by the day, he decided to remove himself and a bare-bones court to Taganrog, a remote town near the Crimea. A few weeks after his arrival there, he suddenly fell ill and died on November 19, 1825." "Rumors have swarmed that the young and still vigorous tsar - he was only forty-eight - had staged his death to expiate the sin that refused to leave him, the sin of patricide. The Legend has it that his "reincarnation" took the form of a starets, the humble and holy men who in the nineteenth century wandered throughout Russia doing good works. In this work, Alexis Troubetzkoy "solves" one of the most intriguing royal mysteries of the past two centuries."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Troubetzkoy, Alexis S.
Dewey number
  • 947/.072/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK192
LC item number
.T767 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander
  • Alexander
  • Russia
  • Russia
Label
Imperial legend : the mysterious disappearance of Tsar Alexander I, Alexis S. Troubetzkoy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-290) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • The crowned Hamlet
  • 6.
  • A riddle wrapped in a mystery
  • 7.
  • The defeat of the Grande Armée
  • 8.
  • The crown : an increasing burden
  • 9.
  • God is punishing us for our sins
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Retreat to Taganrog
  • 11.
  • The fatal illness
  • 12.
  • A time for mourning
  • 13.
  • From Taganrog to St. Petersburg
  • 14.
  • The life and death of Feodor Kuzmich
  • Paris, 1814-Tomsk, Siberia, 1864
  • 15.
  • The core of the mystery
  • 16.
  • Elizaveta and Alexander
  • 17.
  • The mystery that will not die
  • 18.
  • The unknown yacht
  • 19.
  • The final testimony
  • 2.
  • Conspiracy at Mikhailovsky Castle
  • 3.
  • Tsar Paul's revenge
  • 4.
  • Courage from the cognac bottle
Control code
ocn818734800
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 300 p.
Isbn
9781611457117
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)818734800
Label
Imperial legend : the mysterious disappearance of Tsar Alexander I, Alexis S. Troubetzkoy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-290) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • The crowned Hamlet
  • 6.
  • A riddle wrapped in a mystery
  • 7.
  • The defeat of the Grande Armée
  • 8.
  • The crown : an increasing burden
  • 9.
  • God is punishing us for our sins
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Retreat to Taganrog
  • 11.
  • The fatal illness
  • 12.
  • A time for mourning
  • 13.
  • From Taganrog to St. Petersburg
  • 14.
  • The life and death of Feodor Kuzmich
  • Paris, 1814-Tomsk, Siberia, 1864
  • 15.
  • The core of the mystery
  • 16.
  • Elizaveta and Alexander
  • 17.
  • The mystery that will not die
  • 18.
  • The unknown yacht
  • 19.
  • The final testimony
  • 2.
  • Conspiracy at Mikhailovsky Castle
  • 3.
  • Tsar Paul's revenge
  • 4.
  • Courage from the cognac bottle
Control code
ocn818734800
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 300 p.
Isbn
9781611457117
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)818734800

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