• The Russian Empire

  • A Captivating Guide to the Third-Largest Empire in History, Starting from Peter the Great to the Russian Revolution
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jay Herbert
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What happened to Imperial Russia?

Russia has long been a powerful country. Even today, Russia stands as one of the great powers on the planet. But modern-day Russia is just a vestige of the greater territory that once constituted Imperial Russia. The Russian Empire spanned continents, and at one time, Imperial Russia could claim territory from Alaska to Poland and just about everything else in between.

Russian rulers felt that they were the inheritors of the Byzantine Empire, and like the Caesars of old, they stylized themselves as "tsars". These tsars ruled as absolute autocrats, directing the empire through the sheer force of their own willpower. However, despite its size and power, the Russian Empire was often plagued with massive internal problems. 

An entire class of Russian peasants known as serfs, for example, were basically enslaved to the land they toiled on, unable to escape their lot in life. For much of the empire, the average Russian’s feelings were ignored by the tsar and the elite, but in the latter years of Imperial Russia, these unresolved problems would come back with a vengeance.

For the Russian Empire was not extinguished by an outside foe, but rather collapsed from within. This audiobook follows the rise of this Russian juggernaut from its earliest formation to its ultimate demise. 

In this audiobook, you will learn:

  • How the Russian Empire was founded
  • About the most important rulers of the Russian Empire
  • Of the major wars fought on behalf of Imperial Russia
  • About the revolutions that rocked the empire
  • And much more!

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well worth the time

captivating History is always worth the time. great consice history. enjoyed this very much.

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meh

can't quite tell why I wasn't quite satisfied. and the whole time I was waiting for the author to tell me about the concession stand and to tell me to turn off my phone for the feature.

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history of tsarist Russia

I've often been fascinated/interested with Russian history, especially in the latter years of the Romanov dynasty. this particular book covers that, n back to just before Ivan the Terrible (IV). I know this has to be only brief summaries of each leader, but I hope to eventually listen to any Captivating History books about at least a few of the more notable ones.

main critique, again falls on the narration by Jay Herbert. I still find that I have to repronounce words n names of locations in my head, thereby taking me out of the listening experience.

overall, interesting, but frustrating to listen to, at times

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the russian empire

this was a fascinating book. I had no idea how huge russia was. it was interesting learning about the romanoff dynasty and how it lasted for centuries. this was an excellent book