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1 Beaverton World History- Russia

Catherine the Great

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Review:

"The story of the impoverished little princess of the microdot German principality of Anhalt-Zerbst who grew up to be a worthy successor of Peter the Great and an equally worthy precursor of Stalin is well known. It should be even better known now, with this Gothic romance by Henri Troyat, who has given us a masterful study of Tolstoy and good if less successful works on Pushkin and Dostoevsky. Troyat writes in the vein of Sir Walter Scott, which is to say among other things that the spicy side of Catherine's life is just not dealt with here; Troyat has never heard of Freud, but then, Catherine was in the same boat. This biography is good clean, if a bit leaden, fun." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Table of Contents

Translator's Note

I. Figchen

II. En Route

III. The Steps of the Throne

IV. Betrothal

V. Marriage

VI. The Virgin Wife

VII. Love and Motherhood

VIII. First Political Skirmishes

IX. The Big Scene

X. Love, Gathering Darkness, Perfidy

XI. The Reign of Peter III

XII. The Coup d'Etat

XIII. The Apprenticeship of Power

XIV. Incense and Blood

XV. "Legislomania"

XVI. The French and the Turks

XVII. The Marriage of the Grand Duke

XVIII. Diderot and Pugachev

XIX. Potemkin

XX. Catherine the Great

XXI. Lanskoy

XXII. The Journey to the Crimea

XXIII. Wars

XXIV. Zubov Against Potemkin

XXV. Poland and France

XXVI. The End

Notes

Bibliography

Chronology

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452011205
Translator:
Pinkham, Joan
Author:
Pinkham, Joan
Author:
Troyat, Henri
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
Catherine 2nd, empress of russia, 1729-1796
Subject:
1689-1800
Subject:
Empresses
Subject:
Russia History Catherine II, 1762-1796.
Subject:
Empresses -- Russia -- Biography.
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Catherine
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
35 (1993)
Publication Date:
19940431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.95x6.00x.89 in. .92 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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