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Author: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Andrew Kahn; Kelsey Rubin-Detlev
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Letter : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Catherine the Great's letters present a vivid picture of Russia in a momentous age. They also offer a unique account of her personal development and intimate life, her strategic acumen as a diplomat and military commander, and her political skills at the Russian court and in handling foreign monarchs. Born a German princess, Catherine married into the Russian royal family and came to the throne after a coup. As  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, Empress of Russia
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Andrew Kahn; Kelsey Rubin-Detlev
ISBN: 0198736460 9780198736462
OCLC Number: 1016051976
Notes: "Catherine's letters are written in French, Russian, and German"--Page xxxi.
Description: xl, 434 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: IntroductionNote on the Text and TranslationSelect BibliographyA Chronology of the Life and Reign of Catherine the GreatSELECTED LETTERSExplanatory NotesGazetteer
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: Catherine the Great ; translated with an introduction and notes by Andrew Kahn and Kelsey Rubin-Detlev.

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Catherine the Great ruled Russian from 1762 until her death in 1796. Her letters provide an intimate history of the Russian state as well as a portrait of her character and qualities.  Read more...

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