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Imperial Crimea
« on: January 04, 2018, 07:39:50 PM »

We are pleased to announce publication of Imperial Crimea: Estates, Enchantment and the Last of the Romanovs, with articles by Greg King, Coryne Hall, Penny Wilson, and Sue Woolmans.  The book takes readers on a Turn of the Century tour of the peninsula through the eyes of tourists; follows the Imperial Family from Nicholas I to Nicholas II; explores the diverse array of palaces dotting the edge of the Black Sea; and concludes with the 1919 departure of Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna and other Romanovs from the Crimea.

Imperial Crimea is not merely a republication of the original Atlantis articles.  We have been able to not only revise but also to expand and update the prior content, bringing the story up to date and incorporating the latest research.  Drawing on Russian, English, German, Danish, and French language sources as well as archival holdings in Russia, Germany, and the United States, these chapters offer what we believe to be the most comprehensive work on the Romanovs and the Crimea available in English.  More details can be seen below.

Imperial Crimea: Estates, Enchantment and the Last of the Romanovs

Imperial Crimea: Estates, Enchantment and the Last of the Romanovs is some 300 pages in length and includes over 40 illustrations.  The 16 chapters are

The Russian Riviera: A Short History of the Crimea

Bakhchisarai: The Palace of the Crimea Khans

Trains, Tartars, and Flea Powder: Turn of the Century Crimea through the Eyes of Tourists

Oreanda: The Spirit of the Mountains


Livadia in the Reign of Alexander II

Livadia in the Reign of Alexander III

Massandra, the Unknown Jewel

Livadia in the Reign of Nicholas II, 1894-1909

The Emir of Bokhara

Uncle Krasnov: The Unknown Architect

A Fragment of England in the South: Harax

Of Rapture and Reason: Dulber, Tchair and Kichkine

The White Palace at Livadia

Livadia under Nicholas II, 1911-1914

Prisoners in Paradise: Romanovs in the Crimea 1917-1919

The book draws on both published works and on unpublished sources, including German diplomatic reports on Empress Alexandra Feodorovna; the unpublished memoirs of tutor Charles Sidney Gibbes; private letters by members of the Imperial Family; and correspondence and materials from Broadlands Archives; The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace; The Mainau Archives; the Staatsarchiv, Darmstadt; the State Archives of the Russian Federation; and the State Public Library, Russian National Library Collection, in St. Petersburg. It is currently available through Amazon.

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Re: Imperial Crimea
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 11:18:41 PM »
I couldn’t recommend or praise this work high enough. There’s nothing in English (and probably in Russian either) to equal this compilation of articles. Truly, absolutely outstanding, and absolute MUST for anyone who wants to know what the Crimea was and meant for the Romanovs and even more. Five Stars