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The Resource Catherine the Great : life and legend, John T. Alexander

Catherine the Great : life and legend, John T. Alexander

Label
Catherine the Great : life and legend
Title
Catherine the Great
Title remainder
life and legend
Statement of responsibility
John T. Alexander
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Examines all aspects of Catherine the Great's life and career, focusing on her role as mother, lover, and ruler during her reign as Empress of Russia from 1762 to 1796
  • The first authoritative, popular biography of one of the most colorful characters in modern history, Catherin the Great provides a vivid portrait of Catherin as a mother, a lover, and, above all, an extremely savvy ruler. Concentrating on her long reign (1762-96), John T. Alexander examines all aspects of Catherine's life and career: the brilliant political strategies by which she earned the acceptance of a nationalistic elite; her expansive foreign policy; the domestic reforms she used to revamp the Russian military, political structure, and economy; and, of course, her infamous love life. The result of twenty years' research by one of America's leading narrative historians of modern Russia, this truly impressive work offers a much-needed, balanced reappraisal of one of history's most scandal-ridden figures
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, John T
Dewey number
  • 947/.063/0924
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DK170
LC item number
.A58 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catherine
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Catherine
  • Zavadovskij, Petr Vasilʹevič
  • Catherine
  • Catherine
  • Impératrices
  • Empereurs
  • Russie
  • Russie
Label
Catherine the Great : life and legend, John T. Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 387-395
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Catherine's Coup d'état -- The education of a Russian Empress (1729-1762) -- Coronation, consolidation, challenges -- Crisis renewed : the Volga voyage and the legislative commission -- Foreign policy and war, Poland and Turkey -- Pox, pestilence, and crisis in public health -- Plots, pretenders, Pugachevshchina -- "Legislomania" : reactions to crisis -- Nymphomania? Favorites and favoritism -- Succession concerns and Southern vistas -- Wars, war scares, and European revolution -- Spring surprises, autumn anxieties
Control code
17807369
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 418 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195052367
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88010122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1162287
  • (OCoLC)17807369
Label
Catherine the Great : life and legend, John T. Alexander
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 387-395
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Catherine's Coup d'état -- The education of a Russian Empress (1729-1762) -- Coronation, consolidation, challenges -- Crisis renewed : the Volga voyage and the legislative commission -- Foreign policy and war, Poland and Turkey -- Pox, pestilence, and crisis in public health -- Plots, pretenders, Pugachevshchina -- "Legislomania" : reactions to crisis -- Nymphomania? Favorites and favoritism -- Succession concerns and Southern vistas -- Wars, war scares, and European revolution -- Spring surprises, autumn anxieties
Control code
17807369
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 418 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195052367
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88010122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1162287
  • (OCoLC)17807369

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