Memoirs of the Pages to the Tsars

By: Berry, Thomas E.; Marbach, Peter; Lyons, Marvin

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First paperback printing. Edges lightly rubbed. 2005 Trade Paperback. 283, [3] pp. The history of the Corps des Pages in Russia dates back to the days of Peter the Great. Each of his successors made changes or improvements up until the end of the monarchy in 1917. In 1759, during the reign of Empress Elizabeth, the Corps des Pages became a formal educational institution. In 1802, the Corps des Pages was given a charer by Emperor Alexander I. The Corps des Pages was a military-educational institution which prepared young men to serve the Tsar and his family at Court. Many would go on to serve in the military or enter into the diplomatic or civil service of the Russian Empire. These memoirs give eyewitness accounts of their education and training at the Vorontsov Palace in St. Petersburg. From here, these young men went on to serve the Russian Imperial family and their stories of the elegance of the Russian Court are in line with the splendid palaces where their opulent Court prevailed. They provide intimate details of many members of the Romanov dynasty from Emperor Paul I to the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II, their consorts, grand dukes and grand duchesses, among others. The memoirs also tell of the sadness and heartache felt as the First World War swept them, their country and the Romanov dynasty into history. Some lived to tell of the destruction brought on by the war and the revolution and reflect on a world lost forever. Originally published in Paris during the 1950s and 1960s, this is the first English edition of these memoirs. A fascinating collection of 28 memoirs offers a rare and privileged look into the private world of the Corps des Pages and the day to day lives of the Russian Imperial family. Such eye witness accounts are of immense historical significance and offer a window to Russia's imperial past.

Title: Memoirs of the Pages to the Tsars

Author: Berry, Thomas E.; Marbach, Peter; Lyons, Marvin

Categories: Russian, Biography,

Edition: 1st Printing

Publisher: Gilbert's Royal Books: 2005

ISBN Number: 0973783915

ISBN Number 13: 9780973783919

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2290614