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Catherine the Great

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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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Cover of: Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great
2009, Ecco
in English - 1st U.S. ed.
Cover of: Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great
2009, HarperCollins
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great
2001, Longman
in English

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series
Profiles in power, Profiles in power (London, England)
Genre
Biography.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
973/.063
Library of Congress
DK170 .D56 2001, DK170.D56 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3953222M
Internet Archive
catherinegreat0000dixo_w7o4
ISBN 10
0582098033
LC Control Number
2001050496
Library Thing
2181526
Goodreads
287916

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