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Catherine the Great : life and legend

Author: John T Alexander
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
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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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Genre/Form: Biography
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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, Empress of Russia; Catherine, impératrice de Russie; Petr Vasilʹevič Zavadovskij; Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, (impératrice de Russie ;
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John T Alexander
ISBN: 0195052366 9780195052367 0195061624 9780195061628
OCLC Number: 17807369
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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The biography of one of history's most colourful figures, based on the latest scholarship, and including a newly-translated collection of Catherine's love notes.  Read more...

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'a balanced, comprehensive portrait of the woman whom custom calls "the Great", whom gossip painted as scarlet, but whom Diderot described probably accurately as "the soul of Brutus in the body of Read more...

 
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