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Catherine the Great : a short history

Author: Isabel de Madariaga
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [©1990]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This account of the events of Catherine the Great's life aims to outline the achievements of her 34 year reign. The book tracks the changes and reforms that occurred, placing them in context of 18th  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, Empress of Russia
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isabel de Madariaga
ISBN: 0300054270 9780300054279
OCLC Number: 830708366
Description: viii, 240 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface Illustrations I Catherine Seizes Power in the Russian Empire 2 Russian Society in 1762 3 Catherine's First Years 4 The First Turkish War 5 The Crisis of the 1770s The Reform of Local Administration and of the Legal System the Armed neutrality and the Annexation of the Crimea 8 Catherine's Influence on Russian Cultural Life 9 Catherine's Educational Policy 10 Catherine's Social Policy 1 How Catherine Governed 12 How the People Lived 13 War with Turkey and Sweden, and the Destruction of Poland 14 Catherine's Economic Policy 15 Catherine and the French Revolution 16 Catherine as Woman and Ruler Bibliographical Note Maps Appendix I: Genealogical table Appendix II: Measurements Appendix III: Administrative Charts.
Responsibility: Isabel De Madariaga.


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