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Scenarios of Power:
Myth and Ceremony in Russian Monarchy from Peter the Great to the Abdication of Nicholas II
Richard S. Wortman

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

ILLUSTRATIONS vii
ABBREVIATIONS ix
PREFATORY NOTE xi

INTRODUCTION: Scenarios of Power 1

PART ONE: THE EUROPEAN MYTH 7

CHAPTER ONE: Signs of Empire 9
CHAPTER TWO: Peter the Great 21
CHAPTER THREE: Olympian Scenarios 40
CHAPTER FOUR: The Education of Princes and the Dilemma of Neoclassicism 73
CHAPTER FIVE: The Emperor Paul I 85
CHAPTER SIX: The Angel on the Throne 98
CHAPTER SEVEN: Nicholas I 120
CHAPTER EIGHT: Epitomes of the Nation 142
CHAPTER NINE: Parents and Son 166
CHAPTER TEN: Alexander II and the Scenario of Love 189
CHAPTER ELEVEN: The Tsar-Emancipator 205
CHAPTER TWELVE: The Crisis of Autocracy 219

PART TWO: A NATIONAL MYTH 243

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The Making of a Russian Tsar 245
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The Inauguration of a National Myth 263
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: The Resurrection of Muscovy 282
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: The Life and Death of a Russian Tsar 303
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: Nicholas II as Heir and Husband 317
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: The Accession and Coronation of Nicholas II 334
CHAPTER NINETEEN: Demonstrations of Godliness 347
CHAPTER TWENTY: Nicholas II and the Revolution of 1905 361
CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: Historical Celebrations 377
CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: Nicholas II and World War I 397

CONCLUSION 411
NOTES 415
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE 449
INDEX 453

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