📒Catherine The Great ✍ Michael Streeter

â™ Book Title : Catherine the Great
✍Author : Michael Streeter
â™›Publisher : Haus Publishing
♣Release Date : 2007
âśżPages : 167
â™ ISBN : 1905791062
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťCatherine the Great Book Synopsis : A fascinating life of a ruler who was deservedly styled 'the Great'

📒Catherine The Great ✍ John T. Alexander

â™ Book Title : Catherine the Great
✍Author : John T. Alexander
â™›Publisher : Oxford University Press
♣Release Date : 1989-11-09
âśżPages : 460
â™ ISBN : 9780199874309
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťCatherine the Great Book Synopsis : One of the most colorful characters in modern history, Catherine II of Russia began her life as a minor German princess, until the childless Empress Elizabeth and Catherine's own scheming mother married her off to the Grand Duke Peter of Russia at age sixteen. By thirty-three, she had overthrown her husband in a bloodless coup and established herself as Empress of the multinational Russian Empire, the largest territorial political unit in modern history. Portrayed both as a political genius who restored to Russia the glory it had known in the days of Peter the Great and as a despotic foreign adventuress who usurped the Russian throne, murdered her rivals, and tyrannized her subjects, she was, by all accounts, an extraordinary woman. Catherine the Great, the first popular biography of the empress based on contemporary scholarship, provides a vivid portrait of Catherine as a mother, a lover, and, above all, an extremely savvy ruler. Concentrating on her long reign (1762-96), John Alexander examines all aspects of Catherine's life and career: the brilliant political strategies by which she won the acceptance of a nationalistic elite; her expansive foreign policy; the domestic reforms with which she revamped the Russian military, political structure, and economy; and, of course, her infamous love life. Beginning with an account of the dramatic palace revolt by which Catherine unseated her husband and a background chapter describing the circumstances of her early childhood and marriage, Alexander then proceeds chronologically through the thirty-four years of her reign. Presenting Catherine in more human terms than previous biographers have, Alexander includes numerous quotations from her reminiscences and notes. We learn, for instance, not only the names and number of her lovers, but her understanding of what many considered a shocking licentiousness. "The trouble is," she wrote, "that my heart would not willingly remain one hour without love." The result of twenty years' research by one of America's leading narrative historians of modern Russia, this truly impressive work offers a much-needed, balanced reappraisal of one of history's most scandal-ridden figures.

📒Catherine The Great ✍ Robert K. Massie

â™ Book Title : Catherine the Great
✍Author : Robert K. Massie
â™›Publisher : Head of Zeus
♣Release Date : 2012-07-17
âśżPages : 656
â™ ISBN : 9781908800947
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťCatherine the Great Book Synopsis : The story of one of the truly great female rulers in history by an award winning historian. The daughter of an impoverished aristocrat, Catherine was married aged 16 to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne of all the Russias, a feckless teenager with a weakness for drink. Catherine was only able to give him an heir by passing off her lover's son as his own. In 1762, Catherine rode out of St Petersburg at the head of an army to arrest her husband. Three months later she became sole empress of the largest empire on earth. She was 33 years old. She ruled Russia as a benevolent autocrat for 34 years,fighting the Turks abroad and rebellion at home, and shepherding her people through the upheavals of the French Revolution. She took on many lovers but gave her heart to General Potemkin, the foremost statesman of her time. She died in 1796 aged 67, revered by her people as 'our mother', praised by Voltaire as a philosopher, reviled by her enemies as the Messalina of the North and remembered in history as Catherine the Great. From this extraordinary life of great events, fabulous splendour and barbaric cruelty, Robert K. Massie has woven a thrilling narrative based on impeccable scholarship and a cinematic eye for detail.

📒Two Comedies By Catherine The Great Empress Of Russia ✍ Catherine II (Empress of Russia)

â™ Book Title : Two Comedies by Catherine the Great Empress of Russia
✍Author : Catherine II (Empress of Russia)
â™›Publisher : Psychology Press
♣Release Date : 1998
âśżPages : 79
â™ ISBN : 9057550237
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťTwo Comedies by Catherine the Great Empress of Russia Book Synopsis : Catherine the Great (1729-1796) wrote over two dozen plays and operettas, but not until this edition has a complete translation of any of them been available to an English- speaking readership. Oh, These Times (1772) is a satirical attack on many vices Catherine wished to root out from her society: religious hypocrisy, superstition and slander. The main character, Mrs. Pious, is a superficially religious old woman who resembles Moliere's Tartuffe. Catherine again sets her sights on superstition in The Siberian Shaman (1786), this time by satirizing shamanism as a deceitful profession which preys on the gullible. This play was part of a group of three plays usually known as Catherine's "anti-masonic" trilogy, written as a warning against the growing influence of the freemasons. In a comprehensive introduction, Lurana Donnels O'Malley relates the plays to Catherine's status and philosophy.

📒Catherine The Great ✍ Simon Dixon

â™ Book Title : Catherine the Great
✍Author : Simon Dixon
â™›Publisher : Profile Books
♣Release Date : 2010-12-09
âśżPages : 855
â™ ISBN : 9781847651921
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťCatherine the Great Book Synopsis : When Catherine II died in St Petersburg in 1796 the world sensed the loss of the most celebrated monarch of Europe - something no one would have predicted at the birth sixty-seven years before of an obscure German princess, Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, later married off to the pathetic heir to the Russian throne. There were few greater transformations of fortunes in history. Sophie/Catherine had come to rule in her own right over the largest state in existence since the fall of the Roman Empire. She was branded both a usurper and an assassin when she seized power from her wretched husband in 1762. Yet she survived the initial succession crisis, and went on to occupy the Russian throne for thirty-four years. In the process, she turned her new empire from peripheral pariah to European great power.

📒Catherine The Great ✍ Virginia Rounding

â™ Book Title : Catherine the Great
✍Author : Virginia Rounding
â™›Publisher : St. Martin's Press
♣Release Date : 2007-02-06
âśżPages : 592
â™ ISBN : 1429967986
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Catherine the Great Book Synopsis : 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.

â™ Book Title : The Memoirs of Catherine the Great
✍Author : Catherine the Great
â™›Publisher : Modern Library
♣Release Date : 2007-12-18
âśżPages : 352
â™ ISBN : 9780307432438
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Memoirs of Catherine the Great Book Synopsis : 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. From the Hardcover edition.

📒Great Catherine ✍ Carolly Erickson

â™ Book Title : Great Catherine
✍Author : Carolly Erickson
â™›Publisher : Macmillan
♣Release Date : 1995-08-15
âśżPages : 400
â™ ISBN : 0312135033
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťGreat Catherine Book Synopsis : Princess Sophia of Anhalt-Zerbst became Empress Catherine II of Russia, an indomitable, feisty ruler who was very complex and became an infamous historical figure.

â™ Book Title : The Dramatic Works of Catherine the Great
✍Author : Lurana Donnels O'Malley
â™›Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
♣Release Date : 2006
âśżPages : 227
â™ ISBN : 0754656284
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Dramatic Works of Catherine the Great Book Synopsis : 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 ✍ Zu Vincent

â™ Book Title : Catherine the Great
✍Author : Zu Vincent
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2009
âśżPages : 128
â™ ISBN : 0531207382
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťCatherine the Great Book Synopsis : Describes the life and times of Catherine the Great, one of Russia's longest rulers.

📒Catherine The Great ✍ Marc Raeff

â™ Book Title : Catherine the Great
✍Author : Marc Raeff
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1972-01-01
âśżPages : 331
â™ ISBN : 0333134974
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťCatherine the Great Book Synopsis :

â™ Book Title : Voltaire and Catherine the Great
✍Author : Voltaire
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1974
âśżPages : 186
â™ ISBN : UOM:39015013347797
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťVoltaire and Catherine the Great Book Synopsis :

â™ Book Title : Documents of Catherine the Great
✍Author : W. F. Reddaway
â™›Publisher : Cambridge University Press
♣Release Date : 2012-03-29
âśżPages : 382
â™ ISBN : 9781107694859
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťDocuments of Catherine the Great Book Synopsis : 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.

📒Catherine The Great ✍ Robert K. Massie

â™ Book Title : Catherine the Great
✍Author : Robert K. Massie
â™›Publisher : Head of Zeus
♣Release Date : 2012-07-17
âśżPages : 656
â™ ISBN : 9781908800947
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťCatherine the Great Book Synopsis : The story of one of the truly great female rulers in history by an award winning historian. The daughter of an impoverished aristocrat, Catherine was married aged 16 to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne of all the Russias, a feckless teenager with a weakness for drink. Catherine was only able to give him an heir by passing off her lover's son as his own. In 1762, Catherine rode out of St Petersburg at the head of an army to arrest her husband. Three months later she became sole empress of the largest empire on earth. She was 33 years old. She ruled Russia as a benevolent autocrat for 34 years,fighting the Turks abroad and rebellion at home, and shepherding her people through the upheavals of the French Revolution. She took on many lovers but gave her heart to General Potemkin, the foremost statesman of her time. She died in 1796 aged 67, revered by her people as 'our mother', praised by Voltaire as a philosopher, reviled by her enemies as the Messalina of the North and remembered in history as Catherine the Great. From this extraordinary life of great events, fabulous splendour and barbaric cruelty, Robert K. Massie has woven a thrilling narrative based on impeccable scholarship and a cinematic eye for detail.

📒Catherine The Great ✍ Katharine Anthony

â™ Book Title : Catherine The Great
✍Author : Katharine Anthony
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1927
âśżPages :
â™ ISBN :
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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â™ Book Title : Catherine the Great and the French Philosophers of the Enlightenment
✍Author : Inna Gorbatov
â™›Publisher : Academica Press,LLC
♣Release Date : 2006
âśżPages : 259
â™ ISBN : 9781933146034
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťCatherine the Great and the French Philosophers of the Enlightenment Book Synopsis : A research monograph that discusses the influence of Catherine of Russia on the leading figures of the French Enlightenment through her use of patronage, largess and political pressure. Also discusses French as the language of the Russian Court and the widespread distribution of French ideas and philosophical concepts in 18th c Russian society.

â™ Book Title : Catherine the Great and the Russian Nobility
✍Author :
â™›Publisher : CUP Archive
♣Release Date :
âśżPages :
â™ ISBN :
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📒Catherine The Great ✍ Henri Troyat

â™ Book Title : Catherine the Great
✍Author : Henri Troyat
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1980
âśżPages :
â™ ISBN :
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📒Catherine The Great ✍ Christine Hatt

â™ Book Title : Catherine the Great
✍Author : Christine Hatt
â™›Publisher : Evans Brothers
♣Release Date : 2002
âśżPages : 64
â™ ISBN : 0237522454
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťCatherine the Great Book Synopsis : 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 ✍ Simon M. Dixon

â™ Book Title : Catherine the Great
✍Author : Simon M. Dixon
â™›Publisher : Profile Books(GB)
♣Release Date : 2001
âśżPages : 432
â™ ISBN : 1861977220
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťCatherine the Great Book Synopsis : When Catherine II died in St Petersburg in 1796 the world sensed the loss of the most celebrated monarch of Europe - something no one would have predicted at the birth 67 years before of an obscure German princess, Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, later married off to the pathetic heir to the Russian throne. There were few greater transformations of fortunes in history.Sophie/Catherine had come to rule in her own right over the largest state in existence since the fall of the Roman Empire. She was branded both a usurper and an assassin when she seized power from her wretched husband in 1762. Yet she survived the initial succession crisis, and went on to occupy the Russian throne for 34 years. In the process, she turned her new empire from peripheral pariah to European great power. Formidably (and self-) educated, she was extremely hard-working, with a commitment to ideas and a charismatic personality. She also flouted the conventions of female rule by consorting openly with twelve successive favourites, each younger than the last. The fact that Catherine was a woman in a position of absolute power generated both the highest admiration and the most vicious satire. Simon Dixon's splendid book creates a fully rounded portrait against the fascinating background of her court, as no other biography.

â™ Book Title : Catherine the Great
✍Author : Ian Grey
â™›Publisher : New Word City
♣Release Date : 2016-07-18
âśżPages : 475
â™ ISBN : 9781612309644
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťCatherine the Great Book Synopsis : 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.