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Catherine the Great and the Enlightenment in Russia

by Nancy Whitelaw

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Published by Morgan Reynolds Pub. in Greensboro, N.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Russia
    • Subjects:
    • Catherine II, Empress of Russia, 1729-1796 -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Empresses -- Russia -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Russia -- History -- Catherine II, 1762-1796 -- Juvenile literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 156-157) and index.

      StatementNancy Whitelaw.
      GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
      SeriesEuropean queens
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDK170 .W48 2005
      The Physical Object
      Pagination160 p. :
      Number of Pages160
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3294167M
      ISBN 101931798273
      LC Control Number2004014711
      OCLC/WorldCa55730044

        Catherine the Great by Robert K Massie: review An Enlightenment Empress, but it is otherwise an unforgettable picture of the last woman to rule Russia. Catherine the Great: Portrait of a.   Catherine II the Great was born Sophie Augusta Fredericka in , a German princess who was sent to Russia in a diplomatic Prussian intrigue and grew more popular than the .

      Download Empress Catherine II brought Europe to Russia, and Russia to Europe, during her long and eventful reign (—96). She fostered the culture of the Enlightenment and greatly expanded the immense empire created by Czar Ivan the Terrible, shifting the balance of power in Europe eastward. Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great. New Haven. Yale University Press. If you're up for some dense political and social detail about government, wars, and Russian culture during the time of Catherine, this is your book. It starts where several of the others leave off, with her accession.

      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 transformed.   Catherine was the opposite, so she passed a stormy, mostly unhappy 17 years before Elizabeth’s death in ; six months later Catherine snatched the throne from her husband. Under her energetic leadership, Russia modernized, expanded its empire and became accepted as one of the great powers of : Robert K. Massie.


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Catherine the Great and the Enlightenment in Russia by Nancy Whitelaw Download PDF EPUB FB2

I read the book in a few hours and thought it was great. I also thought that the author did a fair job describing Catherine the Great's transformation from an aspiring young teenager to an Enlightened leader to a despotic ruler. At the conclusion of the book, I felt like I knew Catherine and understood what she experienced/5(3).

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 Russia. Robert K. Massie does a convincing effort to tell us Catherine the great, or the tale of how a small German princess became one of the greatest monarch during the Enlightenment era.

Born to a low noble German family, Catherine's life got turned upside down when she was betrothed to Paul Catherine the Great and the Enlightenment in Russia book, the adopted son of Empress Elizabeth of Russia/5(K). Get this from a library. Catherine the Great and the Enlightenment in Russia.

[Nancy Whitelaw] -- Presents the life of the German princess who became the empress of Russia, responsible for expanding the empire and introducing Enlightenment ideals and arts to her country.

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:   "De Madariaga (Univ.

of London) has published extensively in the scholarly literature on Catherine II and her reign () Writing with great admiration for Catherine's accomplishments and minimizing, perhaps, the harsh conditions outside of Court circles, the author carefully points out areas where other historians disagree with her and gaps in existing scholarship (especially.

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(). Jacqui Rossi talks about the long reign of Catherine II of Russia (more commonly known as Catherine the Great), her start as a Prussian princess, and her marriage to Peter III.

Video. Buy a cheap copy of The Memoirs of Catherine the Great book by Catherine the Great. Empress Catherine II brought Europe to Russia, and Russia to Europe, during her long and eventful reign (—96). She fostered the culture of the Enlightenment and Free shipping over $/5(5).

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 transformed. Although Catherine did not strive to realize an Enlightenment utopia, she and her advisers used whatever Enlightenment ideas would help in achieving her goal of modernizing Russia (2).

Catherine assumed power in Julyafter overthrowing her husband Peter III in a palace coup. 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 : Catherine II, the Great (): Empress of Russia.

Catherine II ruled Russia fromduring a period of unprecedented growth of empire. Astute and autocratic, she expanded Russian dominions, overhauled administrative structures, and vigorously pursued Westernization policies.

Catherine The Great: Empress of Russia Catherine II championed the ideas of the Enlightenment during her year reign.

Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption. Empress Catherine II brought Europe to Russia, and Russia to Europe, during her long and eventful reign (). She fostered the culture of the Enlightenment and greatly expanded the immense empire created by Czar Ivan the Terrible, shifting the balance of power in Europe eastward/5.

“ In this riveting book—part biography, part historical fiction, part philosophical commentary—Robert Zaretsky brings to light the historic encounter between the great 18th-century French philosopher Denis Diderot and the empress of Russia, Catherine the Great.

” —Ada Bronowski, Prospect. Catherine the Great was known as an "Enlightened Despot," because she reigned during the Age of the Enlightenment along with other monarchs such as Frederick the Great and Joseph II, began to understand the concepts of reason, natural law and other ideas being developed at the time by various philosophers.

An enlightened despot realized that even though she or he had absolute. The Unlikely Friendship Between a Philosopher and an Empress When Catherine the Great Met Denis Diderot. By Robert Zaretsky. Febru The Empress the Philosopher and the Fate of the Enlightenment Catherine the Great Denis Diderot Encyclopédie Enlightenment France Philosophy Robert Zaretsky Russia.

Following her magisterial Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great, Isabel de Madariaga has written the most informative, balanced and up-to-date short study of this spectacular period in Russian history.

De Madariaga establishes an authoritative account of the events of Catherine's life, disentangling the myth from the verifiable reality.4/5(1). Catherine might well have achieved more had the infrastructure in Russia been better equipped for major societal transformations.

In reality, she was attempting to transplant progressive Western ideas from the Age of Enlightenment into the vast expanses of Russia at a.

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman Robert K. Massie, Random House pp. ISBN Summary 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.Would you call Catherine "an enlightened monarch"?

Catherine told Diderot: " all your grand principles, which I understand very well, would do splendidly in books and very badly in practice" (p.

). In what ways did Catherine attempt to put into practice the ideas of the Enlightenment philosophers she admired?Catherine The Great: Portrait Of A Woman. 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.