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Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman
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|Greenwood PL - Greenwood||BIO CATHERINE II (Text)||36626103313011||Adult Biographies||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0679456724 (alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9780679456728 (alk. paper)
xiii, 625 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : facsimiles (chiefly color), maps, color photographs, portraits (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Random House, 2011.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages -579) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||A German princess. Sophia's childhood ; Summoned to Russia ; Frederick II and the journey to Russia ; Empress Elizabeth ; The making of a Grand Duke ; Meeting Elizabeth and Peter ; Pneumonia ; Intercepted letters ; Conversion and betrothal ; A pilgrimage to Kiev and transvestite balls ; Smallpox ; Marriage ; Johanna goes home -- A painful marriage. The Zhukova affair ; Peepholes ; A watchdog ; "He was not a king" ; In the bedroom ; A house collapses ; Summer pleasures ; Dismissals at court ; Moscow and the country ; Choglokov makes an enemy and Peter survives a plot ; A bath before Easter and a coachman's whip ; Oysters and an actor ; Reading, dancing and a betrayal -- Seduction, motherhood, and confrontation. Saltykov ; The birth of the heir ; Retaliation ; The English ambassador ; A Diplomatic earthquake ; Poniatowski ; A Dead rat, an absent lover, and a risky proposal ; Catherine challenges Brockdorff, she gives a party ; Apraksin's retreat ; Catherine's daughter ; The fall of Bestuzhev ; A gamble ; Confrontation ; A Menage a quatre -- "The time has come!" Panin, Orlov, and Elizabeth's death ; The brief reign of Peter III ; "Dura!" ; "We ourselves know not what we did" -- Empress of Russia. Coronation ; The government and the church ; Serfdom ; "Madame Orlov could never be Empress of Russia" ; The death of Ivan VI ; Catherine and the enlightenment ; The Nakaz ; "All free estates of the realm" ; "The king we have made" ; The first partition of Poland and the first Turkish war ; Doctors, smallpox, and plague ; The return of "Peter the Third" ; The last days of the "Marquis de Pugachev" -- Potemkin and favoritism. Vasilchikov ; Catherine and Potemkin: passion ; Potemkin ascending ; Catherine and Potemkin: separation ; New relationships ; Favorites -- "My name is Catherine the Second". Catherine, Paul, and Natalia ; Paul, Maria, and the succession ; Potemkin: builder and diplomat ; Crimean journey and "Potemkin Villages" ; The second Turkish war and the death of Potemkin ; Art, architecture, and the bronze horseman ; "They are capable of hanging their king from a lamppost!" ; Dissent in Russia, final partition of Poland ; Twilight ; The death of Catherine the Great.|
|Summary, etc.:||Presents a reconstruction of the eighteenth-century empress's life that covers her efforts to engage Russia in the cultural life of Europe, her creation of the Hermitage, and her numerous scandal-free romantic affairs.|
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