The Memoirs of Catherine the Great

Produk Detail:
  • Author : Catherine the Great
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • ISBN : 0307432432
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 4 reviews
CLICK HERE TO GET THIS BOOK >>>The Memoirs of Catherine the Great

Download or Read online The Memoirs of Catherine the Great full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by Catherine the Great and published by Modern Library which was released on 18 December 2007 with total page 352 pages. We cannot guarantee that The Memoirs of Catherine the Great book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. Empress Catherine II brought Europe to Russia, and Russia to Europe, during her long and eventful reign (1762—96). She fostered the culture of the Enlightenment and greatly expanded the immense empire created by Czar 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. Fluent in French, Russian, and German, Catherine published political theory, journalism, comedies, operas, and history, while writing thousands of letters as she corresponded with Voltaire and other public figures. The Memoirs of Catherine the Great provides an unparalleled window into eighteenth-century Russia and the mind of an absolute ruler. With insight, humor, and candor, Catherine presents her eyewitness account of history, from her whirlwind entry into the Russian court in 1744 at age fourteen as the intended bride of Empress Elizabeth I’s nephew, the eccentric drunkard and future Peter III, to her unhappy marriage; from her two children, several miscarriages, and her and Peter’s numerous affairs to the political maneuvering that enabled Catherine to seize the throne from him in 1762. Catherine’s eye for telling details makes for compelling reading as she describes the dramatic fall and rise of her political fortunes. This definitive 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. It is an indispensable work for anyone interested in Catherine the Great, Russian history, or the eighteenth century.

The Memoirs of Catherine the Great

The Memoirs of Catherine the Great
  • Author : Catherine the Great
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release : 18 December 2007
GET THIS BOOK The Memoirs of Catherine the Great

Empress Catherine II brought Europe to Russia, and Russia to Europe, during her long and eventful reign (1762—96). She fostered the culture of the Enlightenment and greatly expanded the immense empire created by Czar 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. Fluent in French, Russian, and German, Catherine published political theory, journalism, comedies, operas, and history, while writing

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great
  • Author : Simon M. Dixon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 25 July 2021
GET THIS BOOK Catherine the Great

Catherine and the making of Russian foreign policy -- Prussia, Poland and the 'northern system', 1762-74 -- Austria, the Ottoman Empire and the Crimea, 1774-89 -- Catherine and the French Revolution -- CHAPTER 9 Epilogue: power transferred and transformed -- The death of an empress -- Further Reading -- Index

Who Was Catherine the Great

Who Was Catherine the Great
  • Author : Pam Pollack,Meg Belviso,Who HQ
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 02 February 2021
GET THIS BOOK Who Was Catherine the Great

Learn how a Prussian princess grew up to be Russia's longest-ruling female leader! Born in 1729, Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbs was never supposed to come to power. But at age sixteen, she married the heir to the Russian throne. By 1762, Sophie, known now as Catherine, overthrew her immature and incompetent husband, Peter III, to lead the nation. Catherine became the sole ruler of Russia. This exciting Who Was? title explores how Catherine was able to turn Russia into one of the

The Dramatic Works of Catherine the Great

The Dramatic Works of Catherine the Great
  • Author : Lurana Donnels O'Malley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 29 September 2017
GET THIS BOOK The Dramatic Works of Catherine the Great

The first in-depth study of Catherine the Great's plays and opera libretti, this book provides analysis and critical interpretation of the dramatic works by this eighteenth-century Russian Empress. These works are shown to be remarkable for their diversity, frank satire, topical subject matter, and stylistic innovations. O'Malley reveals comparisons to and influences from European traditions, including Shakespeare and Molière, and sets Catherine in the larger field of Russian literature in the period, further illuminating her relationship to the aesthetic

Catherine the Great Potemkin

Catherine the Great   Potemkin
  • Author : Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 04 August 2021
GET THIS BOOK Catherine the Great Potemkin

From the author of The Romanovs: a vivid account of history's most successful political partnership—as sensual and fiery as it was creative and visionary. Catherine the Great was a woman of notorious passion and imperial ambition. Prince Potemkin—wildly flamboyant and sublimely talented—was the love of her life and her co-ruler. Together they seized Ukraine and Crimea, territories that define the Russian sphere of influence to this day. Their affair was so tumultuous that they negotiated an arrangement

The Winter Palace A novel of the young Catherine the Great

The Winter Palace  A novel of the young Catherine the Great
  • Author : Eva Stachniak
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 19 January 2012
GET THIS BOOK The Winter Palace A novel of the young Catherine the Great

When Vavara, a young Polish orphan, arrives at the glittering, dangerous court of the Empress Elizabeth in St Petersburg, she is schooled in skills ranging from lock-picking to love-making, learning above all else to stay silent - and listen. Then Sophie, a vulnerable young princess, arrives from Prussia as a prospective bride for the Empress's heir. Set to spy on her, Vavara soon becomes her friend and confidante, and helps her navigate the illicit liaisons and the treacherous shifting allegiances

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great
  • Author : Simon Dixon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 23 October 2015
GET THIS BOOK Catherine the Great

Neither a comprehensive 'life and times' nor a conventional biography, this is an engaging and accessible exploration of rulership and monarchial authority in eighteenth century Russia. Its purpose is to see how Catherine II of Russia conceived of her power and how it was represented to her subjects. Simon Dixon asks essential questions about Catherin'es life and reign, and offers new and stimulating arguments about the Englightenment, the power of the monarch in early modern Europe, and the much-debated role

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great
  • Author : Isabel de Madariaga
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 01 January 1991
GET THIS BOOK Catherine the Great

There is no shortage of biographies of Catherine the Great, of varying quality and degrees of sensationalism. But there exists no brief account of her reign that incorporates the extensive research findings of the last twenty years and presents them accessibly, accurately, and concisely to the student and the general reader. Following her magisterial Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great, Isabel de Madariaga has written the most informative, balanced and up-to-date short study of this spectacular period in

Catherine the Great Life and Legend

Catherine the Great Life and Legend
  • Author : John T. Alexander
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 09 November 1989
GET THIS BOOK Catherine the Great Life and Legend

One of the most colorful characters in modern history, Catherine II of Russia began her life as a minor German princess, until the childless Empress Elizabeth and Catherine's own scheming mother married her off to the Grand Duke Peter of Russia at age sixteen. By thirty-three, she had overthrown her husband in a bloodless coup and established herself as Empress of the multinational Russian Empire, the largest territorial political unit in modern history.Portrayed both as a political genius who

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great
  • Author : Michael W Simmons
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 20 October 2016
GET THIS BOOK Catherine the Great

Born an obscure German princess who suffered under the control of a domineering, narcissistic mother, the fourteen-year-old Princess Sophie von Anhalt-Zerbst seemed to be destined for a minor marriage and a forgettable career. Destiny had other plans for her: summoned to Russia, then considered by most Europeans to be a vast, primitive wasteland, devoid of culture or sophistication, she became the Grand Duchess Ekaterina, wife of the future emperor Peter III. What followed her short, unhappy marriage was a legendary

Catherine the Great Selected Letters

Catherine the Great  Selected Letters
  • Author : Catherine The Great
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 19 July 2018
GET THIS BOOK Catherine the Great Selected Letters

'Your Majesty may find it extraordinary that I should answer with a shipment of fruit your letter of 6 August, in which you inform me that you are sending the plan for a treaty, and that of the 8 September, in which you are so good as to share with me equally important intelligence. Things big and small often come from the same source: my watermelons derive from the same principles as our planned alliance...' (To Frederick the Great) Catherine the

Love Conquest

Love   Conquest
  • Author : Catherine II (Empress of Russia),Grigoriĭ Aleksandrovich Potemkin (kni͡azʹ),Douglas Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 25 July 2021
GET THIS BOOK Love Conquest

Of all of history's great romances, few can compare with that of Catherine the Great and Prince Grigory Potemkin. Their turbulent and complicated relationship shocked their contemporaries and continues to intrigue observers of Russia centuries later. Lovers, companions, and, most likely, husband and wife, Catherine and Potemkin were also close political partners, and for a time Potemkin served as Catherine's de facto co-ruler of the Russian Empire. Their letters offer an intimate glimpse into the lovers' unguarded moments, revealing both