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Memoirs of the Pages to the Tsars

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

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Gilbert's Royal Books: 2005

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2290614

ISBN: 0973783915

Condition: Near Fine

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 i... View more info

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Conspiracy Against the Tsar: A Portrait of the Decembrists

By: Eidelman, N. [Natan]; Carlile, Cynthia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Progress Publishers: 1985

Seller ID: 2290450

Condition: Very Good

Jacket edges rubbed. 1985 Hard Cover. 293, [3] pp. 8vo. Photographic endpapers. Includes section of black-and-white photographs. In this book, the well-known Soviet historian Natan Eidelman describes Russia's first, aristocratic revolutionaries - the Decembrists, who staged an insurrection in 1825 against Tsar Nicholas I in an attempt to reform socio-economic life in Russia. The narrative focusses [sic] on a psychological portrait of the most prominent members of the Decembrist movement, on their subsequent fate, and the influence of their ideas and deeds on the generations that followed. Eide... View more info