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Author Catherine II, Empress of Russia, 1729-1796.

Title The memoirs of Catherine the Great / a new translation by Mark Cruse and Hilde Hoogenboom.

Imprint New York : Modern Library, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Catherine II, 1729-1796 CAT    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition 1st ed.
Description xc, 247 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-232) and index.
Summary Empress Catherine II brought Europe to Russia, and Russia to Europe, during her long and eventful reign (1762-1796). She fostered the Enlightenment and greatly expanded the empire created by Tsar 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. She published political theory, journalism, comedies, operas, and history, while writing thousands of letters as she corresponded with Voltaire and other public figures. Her memoirs provide an unparalleled window into eighteenth-century Russia and the mind of an absolute ruler. This 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.--From publisher description.
Subject Catherine II, Empress of Russia, 1729-1796.
Empresses -- Russia -- Biography.
Russia -- History -- Catherine II, 1762-1796.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Cruse, Mark.
Hoogenboom, Hilde.
Added Title Mémoires de l'impératrice Catherine II. English
ISBN 0679642994
0812969871 (alk. paper)
9780812969870 (alk. paper)

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