Catherine the Great: A Short History / Edition 2

Catherine the Great: A Short History / Edition 2

by Isabel de Madariaga, Isabel De Madariaga
     
 

An eminent scholar of Russian history here presents the most informative, balanced, and up-to-date short study of Catherine the Great and her reign. This edition includes a new preface dealing with recently discovered sources and revised interpretations of the period.

Author Biography: Isabel de Madariaga is professor emeritus of Slavonic Studies at the

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An eminent scholar of Russian history here presents the most informative, balanced, and up-to-date short study of Catherine the Great and her reign. This edition includes a new preface dealing with recently discovered sources and revised interpretations of the period.

Author Biography: Isabel de Madariaga is professor emeritus of Slavonic Studies at the University of London.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300097221
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1Catherine Seizes Power in the Russian Empire1
2Russian Society in 176213
3Catherine's First Years24
4The First Turkish War38
5The Crisis of the 1770s50
6The Reform of Local Administration and of the Legal System66
7The Armed Neutrality and the Annexation of the Crimea80
8Catherine's Influence on Russian Cultural Life91
9Catherine's Educational Policy104
10Catherine's Social Policy118
11How Catherine Governed131
12How the People Lived145
13The War with Turkey and Sweden, and the Destruction of Poland162
14Catherine's Economic Policy176
15Catherine and the French Revolution189
16Catherine as Woman and Ruler203
Bibliographical Note219
Glossary225
Weights and Measures225
Genealogical Table226
Administrative Charts227
Maps229
Index232

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