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Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great (Phoenix Press) [Paperback]

Isabel de Madariaga


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17 Jan 2002 Phoenix Press
So highly coloured was Catherine's private life that it has often distracted attention from her remarkable professional statecraft. Dr de Madariaga, the doyenne of Catherine the Great scholars in the West, redresses the balance in this authoritative and substantial account of Catherine's personality, her politics and the nature of the Russia she ruled.

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  • Paperback: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix; New edition edition (17 Jan 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842125117
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842125113
  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 13.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 199,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Isabel de Madariaga is Professor Emeritus of Slavonic Studies at the University of London.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for Catherine the Great 10 Jan 2003
By M. A Newman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Catherine the Great did much in her life to make Russia into a modern power. Educated, one of Russia's most competent rulers, and successful, she has had the bad luck to become a heroine of romantic fiction who is remember more for her sex life than for what she actually did and did not do. This book by Isabel de Madariaga shows us why Catherine was call "the great" and it wasn't because her life and loves. This was the great era of Russian expansion, cultural development (Catherine's offspring would get the benefit of the seeds she planted in the 18th century) and greater westernization. In all areas except one, the persistent problem of serfdom, which dominates the Imperial period of Russian history, Catherine advanced. I doubt very much if this will alter the image of Catherine that has been crafted in 1,000s of works of popular fiction, but readers wanting to know the whole story should take a look at this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Catherinian Russia 19 Nov 2011
By Dag Stomberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Catherine's Coup d'etat and denouement: thirty four years of rule. One could not discern
how far the Empress and Prince Potemkin acted together, or differed in their views. She
possessed a brilliant mind and an insatiable curiosity, it was for sure. She was an Iron
Lady, too!

Meticulous research is exemplified in this fine book.

Highly recommended.

Dag Stomberg
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