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Catherine the Great and the expansion of Russia.

Gladys Scott Thomson

Catherine the Great and the expansion of Russia.

by Gladys Scott Thomson

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Published by English Universities Press in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Catherine -- II, -- Empress of Russia, -- 1729-1796.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesTeach yourself history library, Teach yourself history library (English Universities Press)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 294 p.
    Number of Pages294
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16597743M

    Catherine the Great, also known as Catherine II was a female leader of Russia known for revitalizing the country and making it one of the great powers of Europe during her reign. She came into power after the death of her husband and rose to become the strongest and the longest ruling female leader of Russia. The name Russia for the Grand Duchy of Moscow started to appear in the late 15th century and had become common in when the Tsardom of Russia was created. For the history of Rus' and Moscovy before see Kievan Rus' and Grand Duchy of r important starting point was the official end in of the overlordship of the Tatar Golden Horde over .

    Catherine the Great. Catherine the Great was born as Princess Sophie Friederike Auguste on May 2, in Pomerania, in the kingdom of Prussia. Her father Christian August, also known as the Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, ruled as the governor of the city, Stettin. The time from the 16th to 18th century was the period of expansion. Russia gained much more territory, established a strong army, and modernized the economy. Also, the Ryurik Dynasty has given way to The House of Romanov – the second and the last family that ruled the country. Under the famous tsar Ivan The Terrible (Ivan Groznyy) Russia expanded dramatically: it .

    Catherine the Great was the Empress of Russia from to During this time, she strengthened Russia considerably and in a number of ways. Catherine the Great's attempts to westernize and modernize Russia were ambitious and initially successful but failed to have much of a lasting impact. Even before she assumed power, Catherine was.


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Catherine II (born Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst; 2 May – 17 November ), most commonly known as Catherine the Great, was empress of Russia from until —the country's longest-ruling female leader. She came to power following a coup d'état that she organised—resulting in her husband, Peter III, being her reign, Russia was Father: Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst.

Catherine the Great, empress of Russia (–96) who led her country into full participation in the political and cultural life of Europe. With her ministers she reorganized the administration and law of the Russian Empire and extended Russian territory, adding Crimea and much of Poland.

Catherine the Great and the Expansion of Russia book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.3/5. Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia between 9 July and Novem Catherine seized power from her husband, Peter III, in a coup d’etat and, seeing herself as an enlightened despot, reigned over what is regarded by many as a golden era of Russian enlightenment and expansion.

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Catherine The Great summary: Born on May 2, in Prussia, Yekaterina Alexeevna, later known as Catherine II and Catherine the Great, became Empress of Russia in and was instrumental in revitalizing Russia and establishing it as a great European power.

Catherine began her reign after the assassination of Peter III, her husband, at the conclusion of the Seven. Absolutely stunning. I knew nothing of Russia or of Catherine the Great, and bought this book as the result of a conversation which made me want to know more.

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Catherine II, or Catherine the Great, served as empress of Russia for more than three decades in the late 18th century after overthrowing her husband, Peter : Catherine’s foreign policy likewise placed her among the great monarchs of the century, all of whom considered expansion a central duty.

Assisted by able statesmen and generals, the empress successfully conducted two Turkish wars; as a result, Russia reached its “natural” borders in the south and on the Black Sea.

Catherine I (Russian: Екатери́на I Алексе́евна, tr. Yekaterina I Alekseyevna; born Polish: Marta Helena Skowrońska, later known as Marta Samuilovna Skavronskaya; 15 April [O.S. 5 April] – 17 May [O.S. 6 May] ) was the second wife of Peter the Great and Empress of Russia from until her sor: Peter II.

During her reign, Catherine the Great expanded Russia's borders to the Black Sea and into central Europe. She promoted westernization and modernization though within the context of her autocratic control over Russia and increasing the control of landed gentry over serfs.

Catherine the Great promoted education and the Enlightenment among the elite. 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 young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history.

Born into a minor noble 4/4(). Catherine the Great (May 2, –Nov. 17, ) was empress of Russia from tothe longest reign of any female Russian leader. She expanded Russia's borders to the Black Sea and into central Europe during her reign.

With the ascent to throne of Tsarina Catherine II (), the Russian foreign policy experienced a fundamental change. Catherine continued the modernization course of her predecessors. Her objective was to break the power of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans.

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Thomson discusses Catherine's young life in .