Catherine the Great: Love, Sex, and Power

Autor: Rounding, Virginia

Editorial: St. Martin's Griffin

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
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Catherine the Great: Love, Sex, and Power : Dutiful daughter, passionate lover, doting grandmother, tireless legislator, generous patron of artists and philosophers - Empress Catherine II was all these things, and more. Her reign, the longest in Russian imperial history, lasted from 1762 until her death in 1796; during these years she realized Peter the Great's ambition to establish Russia as a major European power and to transform its new capital, St. Petersburg, into a city to rival Paris and London. Yet Catherine was not Russian by birth and had no legitimate claim to the Russian throne; she seized it and held on to it, through wars, rebellions, and plagues, by the force of her personality and an unshakable belief in her own destiny. Using Catherine's own correspondence, as well as contemporary accounts by courtiers, ambassadors, and foreign visitors, Virginia Rounding penetrates the character of this powerful, fascinating, and surprisingly sympathetic eighteenth-century figure.

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Ficción   Historical

ISBN 13:9780312378639
ISBN 10:0312378637
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Tamaño:8.20" l x 5.40" w x 1.30" h

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