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Catherine the Great and the expansion of Russia

by Gladys Scott Thomson

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Russia
    • Subjects:
    • Catherine II, Empress of Russia, 1729-1796.,
    • Russia -- History -- Catherine II, 1762-1796.,
    • Russia -- Territorial expansion.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Gladys Scott Thomson.
      SeriesTeach yourself history library
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDK171.5 .T47 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 294 p. :
      Number of Pages294
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2862373M
      ISBN 10031324748X
      LC Control Number84025245

      Catherine the Great, also known as Catherine II was a female leader of Russia known for revitalizing the country and making it one of the great powers of Europe during her reign. She came into power after the death of her husband and rose to become the strongest and the longest ruling female leader of Russia. Catherine the Great. Catherine the Great was born as Princess Sophie Friederike Auguste on May 2, in Pomerania, in the kingdom of Prussia. Her father Christian August, also known as the Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, ruled as the governor of the city, Stettin.

      , Catherine the Great and the expansion of Russia / by Gladys Scott Thomson Hodder & Stoughton London Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for . In , after being received into the Russian Orthodox Church, and changing her name to Catherine, she married Grand Duke Peter, grandson of Peter the Great and heir to the Russian throne.

        Catherine overthrew her own husband and ruled 18th century Russia for over thirty years. She undertook vast political reforms, fought multiple wars with the Ottomans, and advanced the country's.   Very interesting insight into the life of Catherine the Great and her impact on the developing Russia. The book does skip around a little from a date perspective, which was occasionally confusing. The impact of world events, like the French Revolution, was fascinating reading - to get an idea of the fear it inspired in people living at that time/5(K).


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Catherine the Great, Russian Yekaterina Velikaya, also called Catherine II, Russian in full Yekaterina Alekseyevna, original name Sophie Friederike Auguste, Prinzessin von Anhalt-Zerbst, (born April 21 [May 2, New Style],Stettin, Prussia [now Szczecin, Poland]—died November 6 [November 17],Tsarskoye Selo [now Pushkin], near St.

Petersburg, Russia), German-born empress of. Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia between 9 July and Novem Catherine seized power from her husband, Peter III, in a coup d’etat and, seeing herself as an enlightened despot, reigned over what is regarded by many as a golden era of Russian enlightenment and expansion.

Catherine the Great and the Expansion of Russia book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.3/5. Catherine The Great summary: Born on May 2, in Prussia, Yekaterina Alexeevna, later known as Catherine II and Catherine the Great, became Empress of Russia in and was instrumental in revitalizing Russia and establishing it as a great European power.

Catherine began her reign after the assassination of Peter III, her husband, at the conclusion of the Seven Years’ War, and she. Get this from a library. Catherine the Great and the expansion of Russia. [Gladys Scott Thomson].

Catherine II, or Catherine the Great, served as empress of Russia for more than three decades in the late 18th century after overthrowing her husband, Peter : “Enthralling.”—USA Today “Gripping.”—The New York Times Book Review “Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman has it all: jealous mothers, indulgent eccentrics, greedy social climbers, intrigue, infidelity, murder, political coups, sex, war and passion.”—Bookreporter “Exhaustively researched and dramatically narrated.”—The Boston GlobeCited by: 8.

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 by: Firstly, to answer your most pressing question regarding Catherine the Great, the Empress of Russia from to No, she did not die having sex with a horse.

Moreover, if you have an abiding interest in the origins of this rumor, Robert K. Massie’s Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman will not satiate your deviant interest (it certainly didn't satisfy mine)/5(K).

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Publication date Topics Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to : Catherine the Great and the expansion of Russia. London: English University Press, [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, Empress of Russia: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Gladys Scott Thomson.

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Seventh Impression. Rating: % positive. Catherine’s foreign policy likewise placed her among the great monarchs of the century, all of whom considered expansion a central duty. Assisted by able statesmen and generals, the empress successfully conducted two Turkish wars; as a result, Russia reached its “natural” borders in.

The Pulitzer Prize–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 4/4(). Catherine the Great - Catherine the Great - Influence of Potemkin: Inthe year of Russia’s defeat of Turkey, Grigory Potemkin, who had distinguished himself in the war, became Catherine’s lover, and a brilliant career began for this official of the minor nobility, whose intelligence and abilities were equalled only by his ambition.

He was to be the only one of Catherine’s. Catherine I (Russian: Екатери́на I Алексе́евна, tr. Yekaterina I Alekseyevna; born Polish: Marta Helena Skowrońska, later known as Marta Samuilovna Skavronskaya; 15 April [O.S.

5 April] – 17 May [O.S. 6 May] ) was the second wife of Peter the Great and Empress of Russia from until her sor: Peter II. During her reign, Catherine the Great expanded Russia's borders to the Black Sea and into central Europe.

She promoted westernization and modernization though within the context of her autocratic control over Russia and increasing the control of landed gentry over serfs. Catherine the Great promoted education and the Enlightenment among the elite. Catherine the Great (May 2, –Nov. 17, ) was empress of Russia from tothe longest reign of any female Russian leader.

She expanded Russia's borders to the Black Sea and into central Europe during her reign. Large part of southern Russia and southern Ukraine came under the Russian Empire. In the new land, summarized under the name New Russia, were founded numerous new towns like Sevastopol, Odessa or Jekaterinoslaw.

The Russian empire was able to defeat in several campaigns the Ottoman the Treaties of Küçük Kaynarca () and Jassy () Russia guaranteed the entire. The Paperback of the Catherine The Great And The Expansion Of Russia by Gladys Scott Thomson at Barnes & Noble.

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pages. Green jacket over green Rating: % positive.Catherine the Great and the Expansion of Russia. Aylesbury, London: English Universities Press, LTD., Thomson presents a thorough view of Catherine the Great from her childhood until her death. Thomson discusses Catherine's young life in Germany and her incompatibility with Peter III.