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Catherine the Great

Author: Simon Dixon
Publisher: New York : Ecco, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, Empress of Russia; Zarin II ) Katharina (Russland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Dixon
ISBN: 9780060786274 0060786272 9780060786281 0060786280
OCLC Number: 148886790
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Profile Books, 2009.
First ECCO paperback ed published in 2010 with 8 col. plates pages and 8 b&w plate pages with ISBN 9780060786281.
Description: xv, 432 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Simon Dixon.
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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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