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Book Catherine the Great  Portrait of a Woman

Download or read book Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman written by Robert K. Massie and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-11-08 with total page 673 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.”—The Wall Street Journal 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 German princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history. Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into empress of Russia by sheer determination. For thirty-four years, the government, foreign policy, cultural development, and welfare of the Russian people were in her hands. She dealt with domestic rebellion, foreign wars, and the tidal wave of political change and violence churned up by the French Revolution. Catherine’s family, friends, ministers, generals, lovers, and enemies—all are here, vividly brought to life. History offers few stories richer than that of Catherine the Great. In this book, an eternally fascinating woman is returned to life. “[A] compelling portrait not just of a Russian titan, but also of a flesh-and-blood woman.”—Newsweek “An absorbing, satisfying biography.”—Los Angeles Times “Juicy and suspenseful.”—The New York Times Book Review “A great life, indeed, and irresistibly told.”—Salon NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • USA Today • The Boston Globe • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • Salon • Vogue • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Providence Journal • Washington Examiner • South Florida Sun-Sentinel • BookPage • Bookreporter • Publishers Weekly BONUS: This edition contains a Catherine the Great reader's guide.

Book Politische Correspondenz Friedrichs des Grossen

Download or read book Politische Correspondenz Friedrichs des Grossen written by Frederick II (King of Prussia) and published by . This book was released on 1885 with total page 646 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Secret Lives of Royal Women

Download or read book Secret Lives of Royal Women written by Marlene Wagman-Geller and published by Mango Media Inc.. This book was released on 2022-09-13 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fascinating Portraits of the Secret Lives of Royals “...offers deep insight into those who were power players in the world’s past. I’m even adding some of them to my personal list of sheroes and anti-sheroes…!” —Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women Enjoy this engaging collection of biographical vignettes highlighting the secret lives of royal women like Queen Noor, Queen Anne Boleyn, Princess Grace Kelly, and many other phenomenal women. Royal family secrets revealed! Have you ever wondered what royals go through? Have you ever thought about what the intimate lives of phenomenal women look like? The Secret Lives of Royal Women features the intimate and historically accurate details of some of history’s most privileged women. Learn from the life stories of Meghan Duchess of Sussex, Princess Diana, Maharani Gayatri Devi, Queen Narriman and many others. Fall in love with these phenomenal women! Dive into the fascinating history of Hawaii’s only ever Queen, Liliuokalani; learn the story of Lady Jane Grey who was dethroned by Mary Queen of Scots; and learn more about Queen Elizabeth who Adolf Hitler called “the most dangerous woman in Europe.” Every single one of these women will enrapture you and leave you wanting to find out more. Inside, you’ll find: • The inside scoop to the secret lives of phenomenal women • Potentially life-changing lessons from these royal vignettes • A book on royals packed with new and empowering historical stories If you enjoy reading historical British biographies such as The Palace Papers or historical nonfiction and motivational books for women like Vanderbilt, Women of Means, or Recipes for a Sacred Life, you’ll love The Secret Lives of Royal Women.

Book Dynastic Change

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ana Maria S.A. Rodrigues
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-08-19
  • ISBN : 1351035126
  • Pages : 294 pages

Download or read book Dynastic Change written by Ana Maria S.A. Rodrigues and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-08-19 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dynastic Change: Legitimacy and Gender in Medieval and Early Modern Monarchy examines the strategies for change and legitimacy in monarchies in the medieval and early modern eras. Taking a broadly comparative approach, Dynastic Change explores the mechanisms employed as well as theoretical and practical approaches to monarchical legitimisation. The book answers the question of how monarchical families reacted, adjusted or strategised when faced with dynastic crises of various kinds, such as a lack of a male heir or unfitness of a reigning monarch for rule, through the consideration of such themes as the role of royal women, the uses of the arts for representational and propaganda purposes and the impact of religion or popular will. Broad in both chronological and geographical scope, chapters discuss examples from the 9th to the 18th centuries across such places as Morocco, Byzantium, Portugal, Russia and Western Europe, showing readers how cultural, religious and political differences across countries and time periods affected dynastic relations. Bringing together gender, monarchy and dynasticism, the book highlights parallels across time and place, encouraging a new approach to monarchy studies. It is the perfect collection for students and researchers of medieval and early modern monarchy and gender.

Book Catherine

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  • Author : Gina Kaus
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 2018-12-05
  • ISBN : 1789126398
  • Pages : 631 pages

Download or read book Catherine written by Gina Kaus and published by Pickle Partners Publishing. This book was released on 2018-12-05 with total page 631 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THERE have been better women than Catherine of Russia, nobler and more learned women, but history discloses no woman who combined so much of good and evil into one bewildering and gloriously successful career. Daughter of a petty German Prince, chance made her the wife of the heir to the Russian Empire. She took that nation to her heart, discarded her weakling husband, and ruled her adopted country for more than three decades with a strength and understanding it had seldom known before. No one rejoiced at the birth of Catherine. Her parents had prayed for a boy, and the little girl was soon made to feel the bitterness of their disappointment. She decided, therefore, to become a man and, when the opportunity appeared, she decide to become the greatest man in Europe. Nothing stood in the way of that determination—Catherine was quite prepared to commit murder when the occasion called for it—but she was not cruel according to the standards of her day. She was kind, open-handed; her sympathetic interest in her people was deep; and she became noted for her acts of spontaneous generosity. Gina Kaus seizes the material which this unique life affords, remolds it in the light of newly discovered documents and modern psychology, and presents for the first time a unified and congruous portrait of Catherine. The spectacular occurrences of the Empress’s reign appear here in their relative significance to her life and to European history. Catherine fulfilled the dream of her girlhood and, as Frau Kaus remarks, she died the happiest death that ever Tsar died—she died of laughter.

Book Women and the Art and Science of Collecting in Eighteenth Century Europe

Download or read book Women and the Art and Science of Collecting in Eighteenth Century Europe written by Arlene Leis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-08-31 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through both longer essays and shorter case studies, this book examines the relationship of European women from various countries and backgrounds to collecting, in order to explore the social practices and material and visual cultures of collecting in eighteenth-century Europe. It recovers their lives and examines their interests, their methodologies, and their collections and objects—some of which have rarely been studied before. The book also considers women’s role as producers, that is, creators of objects that were collected. Detailed examination of the artefacts—both visually, and in relation to their historical contexts—exposes new ways of thinking about collecting in relation to the arts and sciences in eighteenth-century Europe. The book is interdisciplinary in its makeup and brings together scholars from a wide range of fields. It will be of interest to those working in art history, material and visual culture, history of collecting, history of science, literary studies, women’s studies, gender studies, and art conservation.

Book Who Was Catherine the Great

Download or read book Who Was Catherine the Great written by Pam Pollack and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2021-02-02 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Learn how a Prussian princess grew up to be Russia's longest-ruling female leader! Born in 1729, Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbs was never supposed to come to power. But at age sixteen, she married the heir to the Russian throne. By 1762, Sophie, known now as Catherine, overthrew her immature and incompetent husband, Peter III, to lead the nation. Catherine became the sole ruler of Russia. This exciting Who Was? title explores how Catherine was able to turn Russia into one of the great powers of Europe by expanding its borders, helping improve its educational system, and advocating for the arts. Her three-decade reign is considered the Golden Age of Russia, and she is called Catherine the Great.

Book Peter the Great

Download or read book Peter the Great written by Robert K. Massie and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-10-01 with total page 872 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned at the age of 10. A barbarous, volatile feudal tsar with a taste for torture; a progressive and enlightened reformer of government and science; a statesman of vision and colossal significance: Peter the Great embodied the greatest strengths and weaknesses of Russia while being at the very forefront of her development. Robert K. Massie delves deep into the life of this captivating historical figure, chronicling the pivotal events that shaped a boy into a legend – including his 'incognito' travels in Europe, his unquenchable curiosity about Western ways, his obsession with the sea and establishment of the stupendous Russian navy, his creation of an unbeatable army, and his relationships with those he loved most: Catherine, his loving mistress, wife, and successor; and Menshikov, the charming, unscrupulous prince who rose to power through Peter's friendship. Impetuous and stubborn, generous and cruel, a man of enormous energy and complexity, Peter the Great is brought fully to life.

Book Forgotten Women

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  • Author : Zing Tsjeng
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2023-03-06
  • ISBN : 1914240677
  • Pages : 635 pages

Download or read book Forgotten Women written by Zing Tsjeng and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2023-03-06 with total page 635 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'To say this [book] is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - indy100 'Here's to no more forgotten women.' - Evening Standard Forgotten Women reaches around the world and its history to rediscover, retell and reinstate the lives of over 190 important and significant women. From Neolithic times to modernity, Zing Tsjeng has traced the women who have shaped their age and revolutionised society. In this book lies the strength, lives and sacrifices of women who have refused to accept the hand they've been dealt and have changed the course of our futures accordingly.

Book A History of the World in 21 Women

Download or read book A History of the World in 21 Women written by Jenni Murray and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2018-09-06 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the bestselling author of A History of Britain in 21 Women The history of the world is the history of great women. Marie Curie discovered radium and revolutionised medical science. Empress Cixi transformed China. Frida Kahlo turned an unflinching eye on life and death. Anna Politkovskaya dared to speak truth to power, no matter the cost. Their names should be shouted from the rooftops. And that is exactly what Jenni Murray is here to do.

Book Word and Image in Russian History

Download or read book Word and Image in Russian History written by Maria di Salvo and published by Academic Studies PRess. This book was released on 2019-08-28 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Word and Image invokes and honors the scholarly contributions of Gary Marker. Twenty scholars from Russia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Ukraine and the United States examine some of the main themes of Marker’s scholarship on Russia—literacy, education, and printing; gender and politics; the importance of visual sources for historical study; and the intersections of religious and political discourse in Imperial Russia. A biography of Marker, a survey of his scholarship, and a list of his publications complete the volume. Contributors: Valerie Kivelson, Giovanna Brogi (University of Milan), Christine Ruane (University of Tulsa), Elena Smilianskaia (Moscow), Daniela Steila (University of Turin), Nancy Kollmann (Stanford University), Daniel H. Kaiser (Grinnell College), Maria di Salvo (University of Milan), Cynthia Whittaker (City Univ. of New York), Simon Dixon (University of London), Evgenii Anisimov (St. Petersburg), Alexander Kamenskii (Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Janet Hartley (London School of Economics), Olga Kosheleva (Moscow State University), Maksim Yaremenko (Kyiv), Patrick O'Meara (University of Durham), Roger Bartlett (London), Joseph Bradley (University of Tulsa), Robert Weinberg (Swarthmore College)

Book Queenship in Early Modern Europe

Download or read book Queenship in Early Modern Europe written by Charles Beem and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-12-05 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering a fascinating survey of European queenship from 1500-1800, with each chapter beginning with a discussion of the archetypal queens of Western, Central, Northern, and Eastern Europe, Charles Beem explores the particular nature of the regional forms and functions of queenship – including consorts, queens regnant, dowagers and female regents – while interrogating our understanding of the dynamic operations of queenship as a transnational phenomenon in European history. Incorporating detailed discussions of gender and material culture, this book encourages both instructors and student readers to engage in meaningful further research on queenship. This is an excellent overview of an exciting area of historical research and is the perfect companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students of History with an interest in queens and queenship.

Book All Hail the Queen

Download or read book All Hail the Queen written by Jennifer Orkin Lewis and published by Chronicle Books. This book was released on 2019-03-05 with total page 139 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover twenty true stories of royal intrigue, power, and passion, brought to life through the gorgeous illustrations of Jennifer Orkin Lewis and the witty words of Shweta Jha. From Cleopatra to Empress Wu Zetian, Marie Antoinette to Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii, these extraordinary female monarchs from all over the world have captured imaginations throughout the ages. With a deluxe foil-spangled two-piece case, this elegant and diverse celebration of women in charge makes the perfect Mother's Day or girlfriend go-to gift for the queen in our lives.

Book Russia

    Book Details:
  • Author : Christopher J. Ward
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-07-20
  • ISBN : 1000415392
  • Pages : 366 pages

Download or read book Russia written by Christopher J. Ward and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-07-20 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This lucid account of Russian and Soviet history presents major trends and events from Kievan Rus’ to Vladimir Putin’s presidency in the twenty-first century. Directly addressing controversial topics, this book looks at issues such as the impact of the Mongol conquest, the paradoxes of Peter the Great, the “inevitability” of the 1917 Revolution, the Stalinist terror, and the Gorbachev reform effort. This new ninth edition has been updated to include a discussion of Russian participation in the War in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, Russia’s role in the Syrian civil war, the rise of opposition figure Alexei Navalny, Vladimir Putin’s confirmation as “president for life,” recent Russian relations with the United States, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the European Union as well as contemporary social and cultural trends. Distinguished by its brevity and supplemented with substantially updated suggested readings that feature new scholarship on Russia and a thoroughly updated index, this essential text provides balanced coverage of all periods of Russian history and incorporates economic, social, and cultural developments as well as politics and foreign policy. Suitable for undergraduates as well as the general reader with an interest in Russia, this text is a concise, single volume on one of the world’s most significant lands.

Book Women Political Leaders

Download or read book Women Political Leaders written by Anne C. Cunningham and published by Enslow Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2016-12-15 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rare though it may be, women have occupied the highest offices of their societies since ancient times. Queen Nefertiti, Catherine the Great, Queen Victoria, Margaret Thatcher, and Angela Merkel are all examples of women who earned power and respect from their leadership. Others have devoted their lives to fixing society’s problems. Students will learn about a wide variety of women who have made their mark on history through leadership and example. Also included are chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading section containing books and websites, and an index.

Book Catherine the Great

    Book Details:
  • Author : United Library
  • Publisher : History
  • Release : 2023-07-28
  • ISBN : 9789493311992
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Catherine the Great written by United Library and published by History. This book was released on 2023-07-28 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Catherine the Great is widely regarded as one of the most influential and powerful figures in European history. She ruled Russia during a period of immense growth, leading to new cities, universities, and theatres which furthered immigrants from Europe while also recognizing Russia's status as one of the world's great powers. Through her enlightened despotism philosophy, she encouraged advances in science and culture which unlocked potential for Russians everywhere. Her reign was not without tumult however; military conscription heavily relied on serfdom while peasant rebellions were commonplace. Yet even amidst turmoil she instituted reforms such as freeing nobles from state service with her Manifesto and creating a higher education institution for women - the Smolny Institute of Noble Maidens - all hallmarks of her legacy today. The brilliance and ambition instilled by Catherine has shaped Russian culture ever since her death more than two centuries ago.

Book Transnational Books for Children 1750 1900

Download or read book Transnational Books for Children 1750 1900 written by Charlotte Appel and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company. This book was released on 2023-08-15 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first study to take a comprehensive look at transnational children’s literature in the period before 1900. The chapters examine what we mean by ‘children’s literature’ in this period, as well as what we mean by ‘transnational’ in the context of children’s culture. They investigate who transmitted children’s books across borders (authors, illustrators, translators, publishers, teachers, relatives, readers), through what networks the books were spread (commercial, religious, colonial, public, familial), and how the new local identities of imported texts were negotiated. They ask which kinds of books were the most mobile, and they consider what happens to texts when they migrate, as well as what effects transnational dissemination had on individual readers, and on societies and cultures more broadly. Geographically, the case studies gathered here range right across Europe, from Dublin to St Petersburg, then onto North America, India and China. They extend widely across the many genres and formats of children’s reading, from cheap print such as almanacs and ABCs to fairy tales and fables, children’s novels, textbooks, and beautifully illustrated gift-books.