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Catherine the Great : autocrat and Empress of All Russia

Author: Ian Grey
Publisher: Westport, Connecticut : Greenwood Press, [1975] ©1961
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Named Person: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, Empress of Russia
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Grey
ISBN: 0837182190 9780837182193
OCLC Number: 1418758
Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Description: 254 pages, 4 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The German princess, 1744 --
Russia in the reign of Elizabeth --
Marriage and the birth of an heir, 1744-54 --
The time of trial, 1754-62 --
Elizabeth and Catherine --
The empress dies, 1761 --
The empress consort, 1762 --
The uneasy empress, 1762-64 --
Russia, Prussia, and Poland, 1762-68 --
The enlightened empress, 1766-68 --
War and revolution, 1768-75 --
Potemkin, 1774-77 --
The reign of splendour, 1775-87 --
The academies --
Finance and reforms --
The time of triumphs, 1783-92 --
The ageing empress, 1790-96.
Responsibility: by Ian Grey.

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?This is a very readable and colorful biography based on well-known Russian and contemporary sources.?-Saturday Review

 
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