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Catherine the Great : a short history

Author: Isabel de Madariaga
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of the events of Catherine's life and of the achievements of her reign. Topics include governmental, financial and administrative reforms and her foreign policy. Attention is paid to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, impératrice de Russie; Catherine, Empress of Russia
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Isabel de Madariaga
ISBN: 0300054270 9780300054279 0300048459 9780300048452
OCLC Number: 29927435
Description: viii, 240 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Catherine seizes power in the Russian Empire; Russian society in 1762; Catherine's first years; the first Turkish war; the crisis of the 1770s; the reform of local administration and of the legal system; the armed neutrality and the annexation of the Crimea; Catherine's influence on Russian cultural life; Catherine's educational policy; Catherine's social policy; how Catherine governed; how the people lived; war with Turkey and Sweden, and the destruction of Poland; Catherine's economic policy; Catherine and the French Revolution; Catherine as woman and ruler.
Responsibility: Isabel De Madariaga.

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