Czars: 400 Years of Imperial Grandeur, by Levykin, A. K.
- ISBN: 9781882516148 | 1882516141
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 5/1/2002
-- Details all facets of Imperial life from daily living to ceremonial affairs
-- First comprehensive preview of this collection
Accompanies an exhibition at Wonders in Memphis, TN, running through September 15, 2002 and travelling to a further 6 other venues within the US.
Over 250 objects from the Kremlin State Museum -- Preserve of History and Culture in Moscow -- illustrate the glory, majesty and intrigue of the Romanov dynasty. For 400 years, from Czar Mikhail Fedorovih to the sumptuous court of Nicholas and Alexandra, the Russian Czars and Czarinas surrounded themselves with beauty and grace beyond the means of most European royal houses. From magnificent ecclesiastical accoutrements to spectacular jewels and gold, crowns, thrones, jewelry, a garden carriage, weapons, ceremonial dress, paintings, and textiles, this exhibition catalogue presents the riches and personal possessions of Russian royalty as well as the manners and customs of Romanov courtly life.