Alexander of Russia: Napoleon's Conqueror

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Grove Press, 2002 - 335 páginas
In Paris and London, the crowds hailed him as the man who had conquered Napoleon, as the liberator of Europe, and as a benevolent, enlightened monarch. At home he came to be feared as a reactionary, oppressive autocrat in a country where millions of serfs were still treated as little more than personal property. A grandson of Catherine the Great, a conspirator in the assassination of his own father, and an idealistic and ineffective participant at the Congress of Vienna, Alexander was torn all his life between his liberal illusions and the hard realities of autocratic Russia. In a brilliant biography of one of the most unorthodox of Russia's tsars, Henri Troyat -- winner of the Prix Populiste and the coveted Prix Goncourt -- delivers a masterful portrait of Europe during a momentous period in its modern history. "[Troyat's] broad-brush narrative restores to center stage important personalities and their interplay in the politics of the era." -- James H. Billington, The New York Times Book Review "[A] briskly moving, richly illustrated, flesh-and-blood portrait." -- Publishers Weekly "Troyat's biography of Alexander ... turns out to be more enthralling than most of the novels I've read lately." -- Pamela Marsh, The Christian Science Monitor
 

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Contenido

Monsieur Alexander
1
Grandmother Son and Grandson
19
The Reign of Paul
34
The Secret Committee
58
The Baptism of Fire
75
Tilsit
94
Embraces at Erfurt
108
The Patriotic War
137
The Holy Alliance
227
Mystical Societies and Military Colonies
240
The Secret Societies
261
Taganrog
277
Epilogue
300
Notes
306
Chronology
312
Bibliography
323

The French Campaign
169
The Russians in Paris
187
The Congress of Vienna
207

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