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American edition (New Haven, Yale University Press) has title: Tsar of freedom; the life and reign of Alexander II. Description: xiv, , xx pages frontispiece, portraits 23 cm. The title of this book is "Alexander II: The last Great Tsar". While the book was well written and very interesting, I did not finish this book with the feeling that Alexander II was a great Tsar. I left the with the feeling that he was a man who meant well and did some good things for the country but was often misguided, confused and received 4/4(37). A life of Alexander II, tsar of Russia. Stephen Graham. I 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Common terms and phrases. Aksakof Alexander's ambassador army Austria Balkans became Berlin Bismarck Bosnia and Herzegovina British Bulgaria Catherine. Alexander II was Russia's Lincoln, and the greatest reformer tsar since Peter the Great. He was also one of the most contradictory, and fascinating, of history's supreme leaders. He freed the serfs, yet launched vicious wars. He engaged in the sexual exploits of a royal Don Juan, yet fell profoundly in love. He ruled during the "Russian Renaissance" of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Turgenev 4/5(5).
Alexander II is a great read, vividly portraying the tsar and his splendorous court, and offering evocative sketches of the age's great writers, artists, and intellectuals who made his reign one of such rich cultural effervescence." -- The Seattle TimesReleased on: Novem Helen Saker-Parsons follows up her article on Tsar Alexander II, and considers how Alexander II’s death influenced his son, Tsar Alexander III. The results included suspicion against those inside and outside of Russia, and making scapegoats of the Russian Jewish population. Alexa. This very factual and well-written book is, in my opinion, the very best on the life and death of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. Replete with both historical and familial details, it reads like a well-plotted, well-characterized fiction novel. The book, however, is all the more horrifying and heartbreaking because it is by: 5. Alexander II (born Alexander Nikolaevich Romanov; Ap – Ma ) was a nineteenth-century Russian emperor. Under his rule, Russia moved towards reform, most notably in the abolition of serfdom. However, his assassination cut these efforts short.
Life. The future Tsar Alexander II was the eldest son of the grand duke Nikolay Pavlovich (who, in , became the emperor Nicholas I) and his wife, Alexandra Fyodorovna (who, before her marriage to the Grand Duke and baptism into the Orthodox Church, had been the princess Charlotte of Prussia).Alexander’s youth and early manhood were overshadowed by the overpowering personality . Early life and reign. Nikolay Aleksandrovich was the eldest son and heir apparent (tsesarevich) of the tsarevich Aleksandr Aleksandrovich (emperor as Alexander III from ) and his consort Maria Fyodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark).Succeeding his father on November 1, , he was crowned tsar in Moscow on Neither by upbringing nor by temperament was Nicholas fitted for the . Alexander I (Russian: Александр Павлович, Aleksandr Pavlovich; 23 December [O.S. 12 December] – 1 December [O.S. 19 November] ) was the Emperor of Russia (Tsar) between and He was the eldest son of Paul I and Sophie Dorothea of der was the first king of Congress Poland, reigning from to , as well as the first Russian Grand Duke Father: Paul I of Russia. Alexander III of Russia was the emperor of Russia from to He was known to be highly conservative and a staunch supporter of Russian nationalism. Upon succeeding the throne on the death of his father, Emperor Alexander II of Russia, he reversed some of the liberal reforms his father had implemented during his reign.