The Memoirs of Catherine the Great

Written By Catherine the Great
The Memoirs of Catherine the Great
  • Publsiher : Modern Library
  • Release : 18 December 2007
  • ISBN : 0307432432
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 4 reviews
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Download or read book entitled The Memoirs of Catherine the Great by author: Catherine the Great which was release on 18 December 2007 and published by Modern Library with total page 352 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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.

The Memoirs of Catherine the Great

The Memoirs of Catherine the Great
  • Author : Catherine the Great
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0307432432
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Summary : 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 ...

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great
  • Author : Michael Streeter
  • Publisher : Haus Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 167
  • ISBN : 0307432432
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Summary : A fascinating life of a ruler who was deservedly styled 'the Great'...

Catherine the Great Autocrat and Empress of All Russia

Catherine the Great  Autocrat and Empress of All Russia
  • Author : Ian Grey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1962
  • Total pages : 254
  • ISBN : 0307432432
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Summary : Catherine II of Russia was the most remarkable of the Enlightened Autocrats of the eighteenth century. She was a woman of compelling charm and elegance, a personality both enigmatic and fascinating. She had a prodigious appetite for work, great intellectual curiosity, boundless ambition and vanity, and at a time of ...

Catherine the Great

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 Date : 1989
  • Total pages : 418
  • ISBN : 0307432432
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Summary : 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...

Catherine the Great and the Russian Nobility

Catherine the Great and the Russian Nobility
  • Author : Paul Dukes
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Total pages : 269
  • ISBN : 0307432432
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Summary : Read online Catherine the Great and the Russian Nobility written by Paul Dukes, published by CUP Archive which was released on 1967. Download full Catherine the Great and the Russian Nobility Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Who Was Catherine the Great

Who Was Catherine the Great
  • Author : Pam Pollack,Meg Belviso,Who HQ
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Total pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0307432432
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Summary : Learn how a Prussian princess grew up to be Russia's longest-ruling female leader! Born in 1729, Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbs was never supposed to come to power. But at age sixteen, she married the heir to the Russian throne. By 1762, Sophie, known now as Catherine, overthrew her immature and incompetent husband, ...

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great
  • Author : Simon M. Dixon
  • Publisher : Profile Books(GB)
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0307432432
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Summary : 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 ...

The Dramatic Works of Catherine the Great

The Dramatic Works of Catherine the Great
  • Author : Lurana Donnels O'Malley
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 227
  • ISBN : 0307432432
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Summary : 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 the Great

Catherine the Great
  • Author : Christine Hatt
  • Publisher : Evans Brothers
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 64
  • ISBN : 0307432432
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Summary : 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

Catherine the Great
  • Author : Zoé Oldenbourg
  • Publisher : New York : Pantheon Books
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Total pages : 378
  • ISBN : 0307432432
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Summary : A biography of Russian empress Catherine the Great....

Two Comedies by Catherine the Great Empress of Russia

Two Comedies by Catherine the Great  Empress of Russia
  • Author : Catherine II (Empress of Russia),Catherine Great
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 79
  • ISBN : 0307432432
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Summary : 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....

Catherine the Great

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  • Author : Virginia Rounding
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2007-02-06
  • Total pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0307432432
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Summary : 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 ...

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great
  • Author : Leslie McGuire
  • Publisher : Chelsea House Pub
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Total pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0307432432
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Summary : Recounts the story of the eighteenth-century Empress of Russia, describing her life as wife, mother, and ruler....

Treasures of Catherine the Great

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 Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 255
  • ISBN : 0307432432
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Summary : Presents an exhibition catalog of the art collection of Catherine the Great....

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great
  • Author : Miriam Kochan
  • Publisher : Hodder Wayland
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0307432432
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Summary : Read online Catherine the Great written by Miriam Kochan, published by Hodder Wayland which was released on 1976. Download full Catherine the Great Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....