Catherine the Great; A Short History

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1993-09-10
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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One of the world's leading scholars of Russian history here presents the most informative, balanced, and up-to-date study yet written of Catherine the Great and her reign

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Catherine Seizes Power in the Russian Empirep. 1
Russian Society in 1762p. 13
Catherine's First Yearsp. 24
The First Turkish Warp. 38
The Crisis of the 1770sp. 50
The Reform of Local Administration and of the Legal Systemp. 66
The Armed Neutrality and the Annexation of the Crimeap. 80
Catherine's Influence on Russian Cultural Lifep. 91
Catherine's Educational Policyp. 104
Catherine's Social Policyp. 118
How Catherine Governedp. 131
How the People Livedp. 145
The War with Turkey and Sweden, and the Destruction of Polandp. 162
Catherine's Economic Policyp. 176
Catherine and the French Revolutionp. 189
Catherine as Woman and Rulerp. 203
Bibliographical Notep. 219
Glossaryp. 225
Weights and Measuresp. 225
Genealogical Tablep. 226
Administrative Chartsp. 227
Mapsp. 229
Indexp. 232
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