Author Topic: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth  (Read 132980 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Joanna

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1277
  • Winter Palace Research
    • View Profile
    • Winter Palace Research
Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #315 on: September 05, 2013, 05:33:27 PM »
Matushka thank you for clarifying volume 4. As 1894 to 1905 were critical years with GD Sergei in Moscow, Irina P. will probably require two more volumes.

Laura, I am curious of the “film”.  Irina said that at first she handled the original diaries, then the fond was converted c2002-03.  It is probably microfilm - difficult to work even with English text never mind handwritten diaries/letters. I doubt the Monastery has the money to redigitalize the collection so I am very grateful to researchers like Irina. 

Russia is in the forefront with digitalization of their archives - GARF, RSHA, Russian State Library to name a few - access intranet - and researchers are publishing their work. I am constantly in awe that every month a new book appears that relates to my narrow field of historical research. Recently the memoirs of Sophie Buxhoeveden were published in Russian and although most of us have read the English versions, the translators/editor went beyond including never before seen photos, historical data from the archives and interviews with living acquaintances.

Joanna

Offline Eric_Lowe

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 17014
  • I love YaBB 1G - SP1!
    • View Profile
Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #316 on: September 06, 2013, 02:51:36 PM »
Going back to Ella. Any new book on her ?

Offline holynewmartyr

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 62
    • View Profile
Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #317 on: October 25, 2015, 07:39:11 PM »
I am a year behind in learning about this but Christopher Warwick's Ella: Princess, Saint and Martyr has been published in paperback under a revised title, The Life and Death of Ella Grand Duchess of Russia: A Romanov Tragedy.
Holy New Martyr Elizabeth, pray for us!

Offline Превед

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1053
  • Мой Великий Север
    • View Profile
    • Type Russian Without a Keyboard
Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #318 on: October 25, 2015, 07:54:20 PM »
The Life and Death of Ella Grand Duchess of Russia: A Romanov Tragedy.
Why didn't they just title it: "Yet Another Romanov Tragedy", since it seems imperative to get the words "Romanov" or "tragedy", or hey, even better: both! -  into every book title in the field.
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

Offline Bambi

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 32
    • View Profile
Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #319 on: November 28, 2017, 09:27:55 PM »
Would anyone be able to tell me about how Warwick and Mager's biographies of Ella compare with and differ from one another?

I have Warwick's book and it is fairly good. There is something "unique" about his sentence structures though and sometimes it feels as though everything is "all over the place", so to speak. Having said that, though, I wouldn't know how it would compare to other books as it is the only biography of Ella I have ever read, with the exception of Ella's Story: The Duchess Who Became a Saint by Maria Alexandra Tobias, which is more of a children's book, anyway. It also doesn't help that there are not many books available on Ella, either.

While I do find Warwick's biography to be good, I must say that I sympathise with Svetabel and concur with her much earlier comments on this thread that it is very difficult to see Ella. I personally feel as though I am looking at Ella but not seeing her. Her somewhat enigmatic character and lack of correspondence, diary entries, etc., would be contributing factors. It would be wonderful to be able to go deep into her soul as much as possible, though I don't know if Mager is any more capable of achieving this than Warwick.

Does Mager's book offer more excerpts from Ella's existing personal correspondence? How would his biography compare with and differ from Warwick's in general?

Offline Grandoffsky

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 33
    • View Profile
Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #320 on: February 27, 2018, 05:31:09 AM »
Hello!

I was wondering if anyone has had a chance to have a look at this book «ЛЕТОПИСЬ ЖИЗНИ Великого князя Сергия Александровича и Великой княгини Елисаветы Феодоровны Романовых»
http://www.ippo.ru/news/article/vyshla-v-svet-kniga-chlena-ippo-o-pervyh-predsedat-403839

From the description it's quite impossible to understand whether it is a book only about Grand Duchess's and Grand Duke's work for the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (which I would also find very interesting) or is it about the Grand Ducal couple in general?

I also don't seem to be able to find where the book could be purchased (and if it is possible to order it from abroad).

I would be very thankful for any information.

Offline Svetabel

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 4880
    • View Profile
    • http://svetabella.livejournal.com/
Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #321 on: February 27, 2018, 01:16:04 PM »
Hello!

I was wondering if anyone has had a chance to have a look at this book «ЛЕТОПИСЬ ЖИЗНИ Великого князя Сергия Александровича и Великой княгини Елисаветы Феодоровны Романовых»
http://www.ippo.ru/news/article/vyshla-v-svet-kniga-chlena-ippo-o-pervyh-predsedat-403839

From the description it's quite impossible to understand whether it is a book only about Grand Duchess's and Grand Duke's work for the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (which I would also find very interesting) or is it about the Grand Ducal couple in general?

I also don't seem to be able to find where the book could be purchased (and if it is possible to order it from abroad).

I would be very thankful for any information.

I think we should wait a little and the book will be at some bookstores. I believe it can be found now at the bookshop of Novospasyskiy Monastery.
Only I have some doubts about really any new facts or something like that in the book...

Offline Grandoffsky

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 33
    • View Profile
Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #322 on: February 27, 2018, 04:41:17 PM »
I think we should wait a little and the book will be at some bookstores. I believe it can be found now at the bookshop of Novospasyskiy Monastery.
Only I have some doubts about really any new facts or something like that in the book...

Oh, OK, thank you for this information. I guess we'll just really have to wait and see.

I also believe I've come across a few quotes from the book in different vkontakte groups, mainly from correspondence of other representatives of the Society that deal with the Grand Ducal couple and their work for the Society.