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The memoirs of Catherine the Great

Author: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Mark Cruse; Hilde Hoogenboom
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Empress Catherine II brought Europe to Russia, and Russia to Europe, during her long and eventful reign (1762-1796). She fostered the Enlightenment and greatly expanded the empire created by Tsar Ivan the Terrible, shifting the balance of power in Europe eastward. Famous for her will to power and for her dozen lovers, Catherine was also a prolific and gifted writer. She published political theory, journalism,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Catherine II, Empress of Russia, 1729-1796.
Memoirs of Catherine the Great.
New York : Modern Library, 2005
(OCoLC)607691748
Named Person: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, impératrice de Russie; Catherine, Empress of Russia
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Mark Cruse; Hilde Hoogenboom
ISBN: 0679642994 9780679642992 0812969871 9780812969870
OCLC Number: 56956352
Description: xc, 247 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Mémoires de l'impératrice Catherine II.
Responsibility: a new translation by Mark Cruse and Hilde Hoogenboom.
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Empress Catherine II brought Europe to Russia, and Russia to Europe, during her long and eventful reign (1762-1796). She fostered the Enlightenment and greatly expanded the empire created by Tsar Ivan the Terrible, shifting the balance of power in Europe eastward. Famous for her will to power and for her dozen lovers, Catherine was also a prolific and gifted writer. She published political theory, journalism, comedies, operas, and history, while writing thousands of letters as she corresponded with Voltaire and other public figures. Her memoirs provide an unparalleled window into eighteenth-century Russia and the mind of an absolute ruler. This new translation from the French is scrupulously faithful to her words and is the first for which translators have consulted original manuscripts written in Catherine's own hand.--From publisher description.

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