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Catherine the Great : life and legend

Author: John T Alexander
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines all aspects of Catherine the Great's life and career, focusing on her role as mother, lover, and ruler during her reign as Empress of Russia from 1762 to 1796.
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Alexander, John T.
Catherine the Great.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)573341028
Online version:
Alexander, John T.
Catherine the Great.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)629917027
Named Person: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, impératrice de Russie; Petr Vasilʹevič Zavadovskij; Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, (impératrice de Russie ;; Catherine, Empress of Russia
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John T Alexander
ISBN: 0195052366 9780195052367 0195061624 9780195061628
OCLC Number: 17807369
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Byron Caldwell Smith Award (USA).
Description: xii, 418 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Catherine's Coup d'état --
The education of a Russian Empress (1729-1762) --
Coronation, consolidation, challenges --
Crisis renewed : the Volga voyage and the legislative commission --
Foreign policy and war, Poland and Turkey --
Pox, pestilence, and crisis in public health --
Plots, pretenders, Pugachevshchina --
"Legislomania" : reactions to crisis --
Nymphomania? Favorites and favoritism --
Succession concerns and Southern vistas --
Wars, war scares, and European revolution --
Spring surprises, autumn anxieties.
Responsibility: John T. Alexander.
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