Catherine the Great
Dixon, Simon
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Catherine the Great

1st U.S. ed.
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This edition was published in by Ecco in New York.

Written in English

432 pages

A portrait of the eighteenth-century Russian empress documents her rise from a little-known German princess to become one of Europe's most celebrated monarchs, in an account that offers insight into her public and private achievements.

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Work Description

In 1745 a little-known German princess named Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst married the nephew of Empress Elizabeth of Russia. Seventeen years later she overthrew her husband to become Catherine the Great, one of the most celebrated monarchs in history, turning eighteenth-century Russia into arguably the largest and most powerful state since the fall of the Roman Empire.Admired for her achievements and satirized for her personal life, she wrote the most revealing memoirs by any European ruler. She promoted radical political ideas and emphasized moderation in government. Ruthless when necessary, she charmed everyone she met, joking at private dinner parties in the Hermitage, which she had built for her own use. Determined to endear herself to the Russians, she made religious devotions in which she never believed.Intimate and revealing, Simon Dixon's new biography examines the lifelong friendships that sustained the empress throughout her personal life, and places her within the context of the royal court: its politics, its flourishing literature, and the very culture that became central to her exercise of absolute power.

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Dewey 973/.063

Catherine the Great

1st U.S. ed.

This edition was published in by Ecco in New York.


Edition Description

A portrait of the eighteenth-century Russian empress documents her rise from a little-known German princess to become one of Europe's most celebrated monarchs, in an account that offers insight into her public and private achievements.

Table of Contents

The coronation of a usurper, 1762
From Pomerania to St Petersburg, 1729-1744
Betrothal and marriage, 1744-1745
Living and loving at the Court of Empress Elizabeth, 1746-1753
Ambition, 1754-1759
Assassination, 1759-1762
"Our Lady of St Petersburg," 1763-1766
Philosopher on the throne, 1767-1768
Imperial ambitions, 1768-1772
Paul, Pugachëv, and Potëmkin, 1772-1775
The search for emotional stability, 1776-1784
Zenith, 1785-1790
End of an era, 1790-1796
The afterlife of an empress.

Edition Notes

Originally published: Great Britain : Profile Books, 2009.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 340-395) and index.

Genre
Biography

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Library of Congress
DK170 .D56 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
xv, 432 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of pages
432

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23688551M
ISBN 10
0060786272
ISBN 13
9780060786274
LC Control Number
2009280963
Library Thing
2181526
Goodreads
6004362

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