The Memoirs of Catherine the Great
Author : Catherine the Great
Publisher : Modern Library
Release :2007-12-18
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0307432432
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Empress Catherine II brought Europe to Russia, and Russia to Europe, during her long and eventful reign (1762—96). She fostered the culture of the Enlightenment and greatly expanded the immense empire created by Czar Ivan the Terrible, shifting the balance of power in Europe eastward. Famous for her will to power and for her dozen lovers, Catherine was also a prolific and gifted writer. Fluent in French, Russian, and German, Catherine published political theory, journalism, comedies, operas, and history, while writing thousands of letters as she corresponded with Voltaire and other public figures. The Memoirs of Catherine the Great provides an unparalleled window into eighteenth-century Russia and the mind of an absolute ruler. With insight, humor, and candor, Catherine presents her eyewitness account of history, from her whirlwind entry into the Russian court in 1744 at age fourteen as the intended bride of Empress Elizabeth I’s nephew, the eccentric drunkard and future Peter III, to her unhappy marriage; from her two children, several miscarriages, and her and Peter’s numerous affairs to the political maneuvering that enabled Catherine to seize the throne from him in 1762. Catherine’s eye for telling details makes for compelling reading as she describes the dramatic fall and rise of her political fortunes. This definitive new translation from the French is scrupulously faithful to her words and is the first for which translators have consulted original manuscripts written in Catherine’s own hand. It is an indispensable work for anyone interested in Catherine the Great, Russian history, or the eighteenth century.

Catherine the Great
Author : Michael Streeter
Publisher : Haus Publishing
Release :2007
Total pages :167
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1905791062
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A fascinating life of a ruler who was deservedly styled 'the Great'

Catherine the Great
Author : Zoé Oldenbourg
Publisher :
Release :1965
Total pages :378
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : MINN:31951002142661C
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This picture of the Russian ruler as a woman shows that Catherine was engulfed in such intrigue and conflict that she had to rule or to perish. The eventual murder of her husband, her dizzying succession of lovers were only the outward scandalous appurtenances of a court and an era that were still... brutal and primitive.

Catherine the Great
Author : Miriam Kochan
Publisher : Hodder Wayland
Release :1976
Total pages :96
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : WISC:89098064157
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Catherine the Great
Author : Christine Hatt
Publisher : Evans Brothers
Release :2002
Total pages :64
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0237522454
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Catherine the Great ruled Russia from 1762 to 1796. The book examines her reforms, her foreign policies, the history of the Russian imperial family and the nature of Russian society in the eighteenth century. The `Judge for yourself' section encourages critical debate on the success of her policies.

Catherine the Great
Author : Leslie McGuire
Publisher : Chelsea House Pub
Release :1986
Total pages :112
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : WISC:89079863726
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Recounts the story of the eighteenth-century Empress of Russia, describing her life as wife, mother, and ruler.

Catherine the Great and the Russian Nobility
Author : Paul Dukes
Publisher : CUP Archive
Release :1967
Total pages :269
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN :
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Catherine the Great
Author : John T. Alexander,Professor of History Russian and East European Studies John T Alexander
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release :1989
Total pages :418
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015013331213
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The reign of Russia's notorious Empress is examined in a thorough account of her German childhood, marriage to a Grand Duke and overthrow of his government, her infamous love life, and her multinational rule lasting more than three decades

Treasures of Catherine the Great
Author : Somerset House (London, England),Geraldine Norman,Exhibition Treasures of Catherine the Great. 2000 - 2001, London
Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Release :2000
Total pages :255
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015059179773
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Presents an exhibition catalog of the art collection of Catherine the Great.

Catherine the Great
Author : Simon Dixon
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2015-10-23
Total pages :208
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781317894834
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Neither a comprehensive 'life and times' nor a conventional biography, this is an engaging and accessible exploration of rulership and monarchial authority in eighteenth century Russia. Its purpose is to see how Catherine II of Russia conceived of her power and how it was represented to her subjects. Simon Dixon asks essential questions about Catherin'es life and reign, and offers new and stimulating arguments about the Englightenment, the power of the monarch in early modern Europe, and the much-debated role of the "great individual" in history.

Catherine the Great: Selected Letters
Author : Catherine The Great
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release :2018-07-19
Total pages :480
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780191056130
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'Your Majesty may find it extraordinary that I should answer with a shipment of fruit your letter of 6 August, in which you inform me that you are sending the plan for a treaty, and that of the 8 September, in which you are so good as to share with me equally important intelligence. Things big and small often come from the same source: my watermelons derive from the same principles as our planned alliance...' (To Frederick the Great) Catherine the Great's letters present a vivid picture of Russia in a momentous age. They also offer a unique account of her personal development and intimate life, her strategic acumen as a diplomat and military commander, and her political skills at the Russian court and in handling foreign monarchs. Born a German princess, Catherine married into the Russian royal family and came to the throne after a coup. As absolute ruler for 34 years she presided over the expansion of the Russian empire, legislated actively to reform the country in keeping with the principles of the Enlightenment, actively promoted the arts and sciences, and in her correspondence engaged with the most renowned minds in Europe, among them Diderot and Voltaire. Her letters are her literary masterpiece, written to a wide circle of associates and friends, not least her most celebrated lover and ally, Potemkin. Combining her wit, charm, and quick eye for detail, they entertain and tell the griping story of a self-made woman and legendary ruler. This edition of the letters offers a taste of Catherine's entire writing career, with biographies of Catherine's addressees, a thorough overview of her reign and an analysis of Catherine's literary skill as a letter-writer. Organized chronologically and thematically into six periods, each section also features an introduction to the domestic, personal and foreign policy contexts out of which her letters emerge.

The Dramatic Works of Catherine the Great
Author : Lurana Donnels O'Malley
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release :2006
Total pages :227
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0754656284
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The first in-depth study of Catherine the Great's plays and opera libretti, this book provides analysis and critical interpretation of the dramatic works by this eighteenth-century Russian Empress. O'Malley sets close textual analysis within an historical framework, analyzing the major plays according to content, style, themes, characters, and relation to Catherine's life and political aims. The study investigates how Catherine expressed her social ideas throughout her drama and exploited the stage's power to promote her political ideals and ideology.

Catherine the Great
Author : Virginia Rounding
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release :2007-02-06
Total pages :592
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1429967986
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Dutiful daughter, frustrated wife, passionate lover, domineering mother, doting grandmother, devoted friend, tireless legislator, generous patron of artists and philosophers—the Empress Catherine II, the Great, was all these things, and more. Her reign, the longest in Russian Imperial history, lasted from 1762 until her death in 1796; during those years she built on the work begun by her most famous predecessor, Peter the Great, to establish Russia as a major European power and to transform its new capital, St Petersburg, into a city to rival Paris and London in the beauty of its architecture, the glittering splendor of its Court and the magnificence of its art collections. Yet the great Catherine was not even Russian by birth and had no legitimate claim to the Russian throne; she seized it and held on to it, through wars, rebellions and plagues, by the force of her personality, by her charm and determination, and by an unshakable belief in her own destiny. This is the story of Catherine the woman, whom power alone could never satisfy, for she also wanted love, affection, friendship and humor. She found these in letter-writing, in grandchildren, in gardens, architecture and greyhounds—as well as in a succession of lovers which gave rise to salacious rumors throughout Europe. The real Catherine, however, was more interesting than any rumor. Using many of Catherine's own words from her voluminous correspondence and other documents, as well as contemporary accounts by courtiers, ambassadors and foreign visitors, Virginia Rounding penetrates the character of this most powerful, fascinating and surprisingly sympathetic of eighteenth-century women.

Catherine the Great
Author : Gosudarstvennyj Ėrmitaž (Leningrad)
Publisher :
Release :1990
Total pages :206
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : IND:30000026033716
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"Catherine the Great started her collection in 1764 to decorate the Winter Palace. The treasures are now housed in The Hermitage museum in Leningrad. This book presents a selection of these treasures, including jewellery, such as a gold, diamond and sapphire snuff box, diamond watches, chalices, table services, armour, tapestries, dresses and portraits of her and her courtiers."--Amazon.

Nakaz of Catherine the Great
Author : William Elliott Butler,Vladimir Alekseevich Tomsinov
Publisher : Lawbook Exchange Limited
Release :2010
Total pages :531
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : STANFORD:36105217209787
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Butler, William E., and Vladimir A. Tomsinov, Editors.The Nakaz of Catherine the Great: Collected Texts. Clark: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. 2010. x, [11]-531 pp. ISBN-13: 9781616191085. ISBN-10: 1616191082. Paperback.

Catherine the Great
Author : National Museums of Scotland
Publisher : National Museums of Scotland
Release :2012
Total pages :208
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1905267746
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Here is the art collected and commissioned by Catherine the Great, one of history's incomparable art patrons. Most of the 200 pieces from a one-time only exhibition have not been seen outside the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

Correspondence of Catherine the Great, when Grand-Duchess, with Sir C. Hanbury-Williams and Letters from Count Poniatowski
Author : CATHERINE II (Empress of Russia.)
Publisher :
Release :1928
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OCLC:1128357971
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Catherine the Great
Author : Ian Grey
Publisher : New Word City
Release :2016-07-18
Total pages :475
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781612309644
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Catherine II of Russia was the most remarkable monarch of the eighteenth century. New York Times bestselling historian Ian Grey paints an illuminating portrait of an enigmatic woman of compelling charm and elegance. She had a prodigious appetite for work, great curiosity, and boundless ambition and vanity, and she was notorious for the number of her lovers. Her prodigal expenditures and patronage of the arts made her reign an era of splendor while her foreign policy and conquests carried Russian power and prestige to new heights. She cast a spell over most of her contemporaries in Russia and in Western Europe, and the spell has lingered. Here, in this book, is the dramatic story of an obscure German princess, without beauty or special advantage, but with courage, charisma, and determination, who became one of the arbiters of the affairs of Europe and renowned in history.

Documents of Catherine the Great
Author : W. F. Reddaway
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release :2012-03-29
Total pages :382
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781107694859
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This 1931 volume includes key documents relating to Catherine II of Russia. An introduction and notes are provided, together with a chronological table covering events between 1762 and 1777. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Catherine's reign, Russian history, and eighteenth-century history in general.

Two Comedies by Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia
Author : Catherine II (Empress of Russia),O'Malley. Lurana Donnels,Catherine Great
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release :1998
Total pages :79
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9057550237
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The Siberian shaman: Cast gender - mixed; number - 10 males, 5 females (total 15); size - large; length - 5 acts, 53 scenes. Satire on shamanism as a deceitful profession which preys on the gullible.