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Russell Martin

Maintenance of the Dignity and Tranquility of the Imperial Family”: Law and Familial Order in the Romanov Dynasty * Russell E. Martin Westminster College Abstract Th is article examines the Law of Succession and the Statute on the Imperial Family, texts which were issued by Emperor Paul I on April 5, 1797

Richard S. Wortman

RICHARD S. WORTMAN (New York, U.S.A.) "INVISIBLE THREADS"; THE HISTORICAL IMAGERY OF THE ROMANOV TERCENTENARY The circumstances surrounding the celebration of the three-hundredth an- niversary of the Romanov dynasty in 1913 were hardly auspicious. The con- flict between Nicholas and the

Liudmila V. Charipova

sister, the Regent Sophia. She exchanged presents with the royal persons and other members of the Romanov family. 41 Documents of Maria-Magdalena’s visit testify that her lavish reception at the Muscovite court was due not so much to her status as the mother superior of an important convent than to her

Donald Ostrowski

DONALD OSTROWSKI (Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.) A RECONSIDERATION OF RICHARD HALLIBURTON'S INTERVIEW WITH P. Z. ERMAKOV AS EVIDENCE FOR THE MURDER OF THE ROMANOVS Early in the morning of July 17, 1918, Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alek- sandra, their son Aleksei, their four daughters, Tat'iana, Ol

W.Bruce Lincoln

the Soviet Union h a s stirred a new fascination with the d e a t h s of the Romanovs. Long-closed archives have opened, long-repressed testimony m a d e pub- lic, and DNA s a m p l e s from the recently unearthed skeletons of Nicholas, Alexandra, and their children collected a n d examined. New books

LawrenceN. Langer

u s s i a ' s F i r s t Civil War: The Time o f Troubles a n d the F o u n d i n g of the Romanov Dynasty. University Park: The Pennsylvania State Uni- versity Press, 2001. xiii, 657 pp. $65.00. Let it not be said Dunning lacks the courage o f his convictions. Sprinkled through- out this excellent

Lynne Ann Hartnett

political exiles living in London, the group actively campaigned – through its serial Free Russia , editorials in various newspapers, sponsorship of Russian cultural events and organisation of speaking engagements by formerly imprisoned Russian radicals – against the despotism of the Romanov autocracy and

Virginia H. Aksan

a transition from a standing army to state commissioned militias. To do so, it sites the Ottoman imperial context in a discussion of multiethnic eastern European empires, comparing Ottoman options and limitations with those of the Habsburgs and the Romanovs for the same period. The geopolitics of

• Dates (inclusive): 1651-1917
• Dates (bulk): 1850-1917
• Languages used: Russian and French, also German and English, Chinese, Latin, Dutch, Japanese, Arabic, Turkish, Italian, Greek, Persian, Korean, Mongolian and Norwegian
• EAD finding aids are available
Location of Originals: Rossiĭ skiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennoistoricheskiĭ arkhiv (RGVIA), Moscow. Fonds 444-451

The 19th century was a time of rapid Russian expansion in Asia. While its western borders were largely fixed in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars, the Romanov autocracy still found many outlets for its imperial energies in the East. Imperial Russia’s Asian march coincided with a revolution in intelligence. Gathering and analyzing such intelligence also became much more comprehensive, almost encyclopedic. It entailed not only the armed forces and the terrain of all potential adversaries, but also political, economic, ethnographic, and much other data.
The collection Archive series, 1651-1917 contains the following parts:
1. A threat from the Far East (China, Japan, Korea)
2. The Eastern question (Turkey, Palestine, Arabia & Syria)
3. The Great Game in Central Asia (Persia (Iran), Afghanistan)

Virginia H. Aksan

transition from a standing army to state commissioned militias. To do so, it sites the Ottoman imperial context in a discussion of multiethnic eastern European empires, comparing Ottoman options and limitations with those of the Habsburgs and the Romanovs for the same period. The geopolitics of Danubian and