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The Resource Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman, Robert K. Massie

Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman, Robert K. Massie

Label
Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman
Title
Catherine the Great
Title remainder
portrait of a woman
Statement of responsibility
Robert K. Massie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize{u2013}winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history. Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into Empress of Russia by sheer determination. Possessing a brilliant mind and an insatiable curiosity as a young woman, she devoured the works of Enlightenment philosophers and, when she reached the throne, attempted to use their principles to guide her rule of the vast and backward Russian empire. She knew or corresponded with the preeminent historical figures of her time: Voltaire, Diderot, Frederick the Great, Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, Marie Antoinette, and, surprisingly, the American naval hero, John Paul Jones. Reaching the throne fired by Enlightenment philosophy and determined to become the embodiment of the 2benevolent despot3 idealized by Montesquieu, she found herself always contending with the deeply ingrained realities of Russian life, including serfdom. She persevered, and for thirty-four years the government, foreign policy, cultural development, and welfare of the Russian people were in her hands
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 947/.063092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK170
LC item number
.M34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman, Robert K. Massie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index and bibliographical references (p. 577-599) and index
Control code
ocn694832857
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 625 p., [16] p. of col. plates
Isbn
9780679456728
Isbn Type
(trade : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011015279
Other physical details
col. ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)694832857
Label
Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman, Robert K. Massie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index and bibliographical references (p. 577-599) and index
Control code
ocn694832857
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 625 p., [16] p. of col. plates
Isbn
9780679456728
Isbn Type
(trade : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011015279
Other physical details
col. ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)694832857

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