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Paperback A Course in Russian History: The Time of Catherine the Great Book

ISBN: 1563245272

ISBN13: 9781563245275

A Course in Russian History: The Time of Catherine the Great

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In this newly-translated excerpt from his five-volume "Course", Kliuchevsky (1841-1911) provides a colourful description of Russian court life in the 18th century, a dramatic narrative of the coup d'etat that brought Catherine II to power, a portrait of the empress herself, and an analysis of her foreign conquests and her major internal initiatives. While Kliuchevsky is critical of Catherine, he draws upon her memoirs and other writings and the accounts...

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