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Russia in the age of Catherine the Great

Author: Isabel de Madariaga
Publisher: London : Phoenix, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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So highly colored was Catherine's private life that it has often distracted attention from her remarkable professional statecraft. Dr. de Madariaga, the doyenne of Catherine the Great scholars in the West, redresses the balance in this authoritative and substantial account of Catherine's personality, her politics and the nature of the Russia she ruled.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, Empress of Russia
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isabel de Madariaga
ISBN: 1842125117 9781842125113
OCLC Number: 48195454
Notes: Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1981.
Description: xii, 702 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I: The New Ruler and the New Government. 1. Catherine's Coup d' etat --
2. The Reform of the Central Government Institutions --
3. Local Administration and the Procuracy --
4. The Baltic Provinces and Little Russia --
Part II: The Estates. 5. The Nobility --
6. The Towns, the Peasants and the Land --
7. The Orthodox Church --
8. Industrial and Agrarian Unrest: Repression and Reform in the 1760s --
Part III: The National Dialogue. 9. The Legislative Commission of 1767 --
10. The Great Instruction --
11. The Great Debate --
Part IV: Foreign Policy: Poland and the Ottoman Empire. 12. Foreign Policy: From Peace to War --
13. The First Turkish War --
14. The Impact of the War on Russian Foreign Policy --
15. From the Partition of Poland to the Peace of Kuchuk Kainardzhi. Part V: The Internal Crisis of 1773-4. 16. The Revolt of the Cossacks and the Peasant War --
17. The Court Crisis of 1773-4 and the Restoration of Order --
Part VI: The Reforming Decade. 18. The Reform of Local Administration in 1775 --
19. The Reforms of the 1780s --
20. The Integration of Little Russia and Livonia into the Russian Empire --
Part VII: Court Politics. 21. Court and Culture --
22. Favouritism --
23. The Viceroy of the South --
Part VIII: The Porte, Poland and the French Revolution --
24. Between the Wars: Foreign Policy in the 1780s --
25. The Second Turkish War --
26. The Peace of Reichenbach, the Ochakov Crisis and the End of the Turkish War --
27. The Second Partition of Poland --
28. Finis Poloniae --
Part IX: Domestic Problems. 29. Agriculture and Industry --
30. Trade and Finance --
31. The Foundation of the Russian Educational System --
32. Catherine's Religious Policy --
Part X: The Declining Years. 33. The Role of Freemasonry --
34. The Birth of the Intelligentsia --
35. Social and Economic Changes 1775-96.
Responsibility: Isabel De Madariaga.

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So highly colored was Catherine's private life that it has often distracted attention from her remarkable professional statecraft. Dr. de Madariaga, the doyenne of Catherine the Great scholars in the West, redresses the balance in this authoritative and substantial account of Catherine's personality, her politics and the nature of the Russia she ruled.

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