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Michel Prince of Greece 1939-

Works: 126 works in 543 publications in 11 languages and 6,017 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Pictorial works  Historical fiction  Catalogues raisonnés  Military history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Director, Interviewee
Classifications: PQ2673.I238, B
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Most widely held works about Michel
Most widely held works by Michel
Louis XIV : the other side of the sun by Michel( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and French and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis XIV, whose great prestige earned him the title of "the Sun King," is the most famous of all the French kings. He ruled France in one of its most glorious periods, and remains to this day the supreme symbol of absolute monarchy. Now, in a brilliant new biography, Prince Michael of Greece has revealed a darker side to the Sun King. Drawing on detailed evidence from contemporary records, letters and memoirs, he explored the possibility that, underneath it all, this epitome of kingship was a shy, weak, unstable man of unexpected and intriguing complexity. Prince Michael assesses the continued and enduring influence of Cardinal Mazarin and Louis' mother, Anne of Austria, on the little boy who came to the throne at the age of five but who learned early on to hide his profound insecurity behind the ever more elaborate trappings of monarchy. Here, then, is a vivid portrait of a not particularly intelligent king, secretly poring over textbooks, preferring to command sieges rather than battles because they were more convenient, whose voracious sexual appetite right into his seventies flouted the very conventions he himself tried to impose on a reluctant court at Versailles. Without simply debunking Louis, Prince Michael of Greece succeeds in presenting an iconoclastic biography which shatters many of the accepted myths about the man and his century. The result is a glimpse of the human frailties and inadequacies that lay behind the arrogance, protocol and pageantry of France's greatest king. - Jacket flap
The Empress of farewells : the story of Charlotte, Empress of Mexico by Michel( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life of Charlotte, Empress of Mexico, an intelligent and powerful woman who suddenly went mad after the murder of her husband in 1867
Jewels of the tsars : the Romanovs & Imperial Russia by Michel( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world's fascination with the Russian imperial family endures, and with this stunning book a new spotlight is added. Jewels of the Tsars, the first book to examine the family's unparalleled collection, is illustrated with extraordinary photographs taken under special conditions at the Kremlin's Diamond Fund, and accompanied by 18th- and 19th-century portraits and photographs of the Tsars, their families, and their court. Prince Michael of Greece, a Romanoff descendant, writes with an insider's knowledge of his family's passion for rare and beautiful jewels, and their place in the troubled history of Imperial Russia"--B & N from the publisher (July 2007)
The white night of St. Petersburg by Michel( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His swift banishment to the far reaches of the vast Russian empire changes his life forever; he'll never have a home again and is moved about the realm like a pawn to prevent his tarnishing of the family name."--Jacket
Living with ghosts : eleven extraordinary tales by Michel( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ghosts of Europe's haunted castles and palaces tell their strange and tragic stories in this elegantly written narrative. Do you believe in ghosts? Perhaps you were once in an empty house, you were alone in that room, yet your intuition told you that someone or something else was there with you. A creak on the stairway, the rustle of a curtain, a barely perceptible change in the air ... if you had stopped and listened, what else would you have found or seen? From the gothic elegance of Powderham Castle in Devon, to the ruins of the Chateau de Lagnes in Provence, to the moated austerity of Schloss Schwarzenraben in Westphalia, Prince Michael of Greece has sought out eleven of the most celebrated haunted palaces and castles of Europe and describes them on the basis of his personal research and contact with their ghostly inhabitants. Who are the ghosts of these places? A serving woman, an Incan princess, a baronness whose lover was killed by her husband in a duel--Prince Michael gives voice to some of the many spirits who have waited so long to speak. Through wonderfully evocative prose and duotone photographs, the settings and histories of these houses come to life, and the houses' owners bring forth their descriptions and documents as well. But the centerpiece of each tale is the ghost's own dramatic testimony, narrated in the first person by Prince Michael--each graceful tale full of passion and tragedy."--Publisher description
Sultana by Michel( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in Italian and English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas and Alexandra : the family albums by Michel( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the summer of 1918, Tsar Nicholas II, his Tsarina Alexandra and their five children were executed by firing squad at Ekaterinburg. The unique and revealing photographs in this book illustrate the intimate family life of the last ruling Romanovs from 1896, shortly after the marriage of Nicholas and Alexandra, to the family's house arrest at Tsarskoye Selo palace in 1917, shortly before their death. These photographs have been selected from thousands taken by the Tsarina and her five children, which were mounted in their own and the Tsars personal albums. The albums have until now remained hidden for over seventy years in government archives in Moscow."--BOOK JACKET. "Whilst researching his book Imperial Palaces of Russia in the Autumn of 1990, Prince Michael of Greece was puzzled by an invitation to view material in the government archives. Thirty thick, leather-bound volumes, embossed with the Imperial monogram, awaited him - the private photograph albums, which the curators wanted to show first to a relative of the Romanov family."--BOOK JACKET. "Through his selection of images from the family albums, the author here tells the story of the last Tsar, one of the saddest of twentieth-century politics. Nicholas II was a man both unprepared and ill equipped to rule the greatest empire in the world, and under the influence of Alexandra, the wife he so adored, he led Russia to disaster. But theirs was also an extraordinary love story, as the three hundred photographs in this book reveal. Away from the responsibilities of Empire, we see a close and loving family of simple tastes and great candour. The photographs clearly illustrate the personalities of Nicholas and Alexandra and of their four daughters - Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia - and beloved son and heir Alexis, who suffered from haemophilia and whose every move was carefully watched."--BOOK JACKET. "The family were keen, and sometimes talented, amateur photographers, who took their own cameras with them everywhere, be it on family picnics or on state occasions. The book thus illustrates a fascinating transition from the joy and relaxation of the early years, through the tension caused by the Tsarevich's illness, to the stresses and anxiety of the First World War and the coming Revolution. These photographs provide a new perspective on the life of the Imperial family, and constitute an invaluable historical document."--BOOK JACKET
Crown jewels of Europe by Michel( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niki de Saint Phalle : Monographie : Malerei, Tirs, Assemblages, Reliefs, 1949-2000 by Niki de Saint-Phalle( Book )

24 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monografie van de Franse beeldend kunstenares (1930), vanaf 1948 tot heden
Crown jewels by Michel( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperial palaces of Russia by Michel( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and Italian and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La nuit du sérail by Michel( Book )

46 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historien devenu romancier, l'auteur se fait le porte-parole d'une héroïne étrange, cousine de Joséphine (épouse de Napoléon), qui fut enlevée par les corsaires à l'âge de 14 ans et devint la grande égérie du sultan de Constantinople. Sujet délicat traité avec délicatesse
Crown jewels of Britain and Europe by Michel( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La femme sacrée : roman by Michel( Book )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman historique. Roman d'amour
Louis XIV : l'envers du soleil by Michel( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bouboulina : roman by Michel( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Roman historique
The Royal House of Greece by Michel( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand Napoléon faisait trembler l'Europe by Michel( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in French and Catalan and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le rajah Bourbon : roman by Michel( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tale of Jean de Bourbon, heir to the throne of France, who became an Indian rajah"--Translation of cover summary
Le palais des larmes : roman by Michel( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'incroyable ascension de Théodora prostituée devenue impératrice de Byzance (ville que Constantin a déjà rebaptisée Constantinople). Roman habile et séduisant dont l'intérêt littéraire est plutôt modeste
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Jewels of the tsars : the Romanovs & Imperial Russia
Alternative Names
Giris, Mīšil dū 1939-

Grèce M. de

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Grece, Michel D.

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Griechenland, Michael von 1939-

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MichaÅíl, Prince de Grèce, 1939-

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Michaēl 1939- tēs Helladas

Michael af Grækenland italiensk skribent

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Michael Griechenland, Prinz 1939-

Michaēl Hellas, Prinkips 1939-

Michael of Greece.

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Michael, Prince of Greece.

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Michaēl tēs Helladas 1939-

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Michel, Prince of Greece, 1939-

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Michel, řecký princ, 1939-

Michel принц греческий и датский

Michel принц греческий и датский 1939-

Michele di Grecia scrittore greco

Michele, Principe di Grecia 1939-

Miguel 1939- de Grècia

Miguel 1939- Príncep de Grècia

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Prince Michael of Greece 1939-

Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark

Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark nobleman, novelist

Principe Migule de Grecia

Prinz Michael von Griechenland 1939-

VonGriechenland, Michael 1939-

Πρίγκιπας Μιχαήλ της Ελλάδας

Греческий, Михаил

Михаил Греческий

Михаил принц греческий

Михаил принц греческий 1939-

Михаил, принц Греческий и Датский

مايكل أمير اليونان والدنمارك



Jewels of the tsars : the Romanovs & Imperial RussiaThe white night of St. PetersburgLiving with ghosts : eleven extraordinary talesNiki de Saint Phalle : Monographie : Malerei, Tirs, Assemblages, Reliefs, 1949-2000