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Catherine the Great

A Short History

Isabel de Madariaga

Paperback

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Description

The most informative, balanced, and up-to-date short study of Catherine the Great and her reign, written by an eminent scholar of Russian history

"Not just another biography of Catherine but a panoramic view of Russia's social, political, economic, and cultural development and of its emergence as a formidable power in the international arena during the thirty-four years of her reign."—Anthony Cross, New York Times Book Review


This edition includes a new preface dealing with recently discovered sources and revised interpretations of the period.  

Praise for the earlier edition:

“A panoramic view of Russia’s social, political, economic, and cultural development and of its emergence as a formidable power in the international arena during the thirty-four years of [Catherine’s] reign.”—Anthony Cross, New York Times Book Review

“De Madariaga’s book will be the standard and an essential guide for all students and scholars of Russian and European history of the second half of the eighteenth century.”—Marc Raeff, Journal of Modern History

Yale University Press, 9780300097221, 262pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2002



About the Author

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