Romanov Riches: Russian Writers and Artists Under the Tsars

Romanov Riches: Russian Writers and Artists Under the Tsars

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In a sweeping cultural history of Russia from the rise of the house of Romanov in 1613 to its downfall at the hands of the Bolsheviks in 1917, Solomon Volkov effortlessly unwinds the twisted relationship between art and the royal family.

Throughout the Romanov dynasty, Russia’s greatest artists and thinkers, painters and poets, composers and dancers, served two masters. Devotion to craft—or principle—could never wholly eclipse dependence on the tsars. Similarly,… (more)

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Publisher: Knopf (February 22, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 5.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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