The Resource Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman, Robert K. Massie

Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman, Robert K. Massie

Label
Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman
Title
Catherine the Great
Title remainder
portrait of a woman
Statement of responsibility
Robert K. Massie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents a reconstruction of the eighteenth-century empress's life that covers her efforts to engage Russia in the cultural life of Europe, her creation of the Hermitage, and her numerous scandal-free romantic affairs
Summary
Presents a reconstruction of the eighteenth-century empress's life that covers her efforts to engage Russia in the cultural life of Europe, her creation of the Hermitage, and her numerous scandal-free romantic affairs
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-Fiction, 2012.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10015961
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Massie, Robert K.
Dewey number
  • 947/.063092
  • B
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catherine
  • Empresses
  • Russia
  • Russia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
portrait of a woman
Label
Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman, Robert K. Massie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [577]-579) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A German princess. Sophia's childhood ; Summoned to Russia ; Frederick II and the journey to Russia ; Empress Elizabeth ; The making of a Grand Duke ; Meeting Elizabeth and Peter ; Pneumonia ; Intercepted letters ; Conversion and betrothal ; A pilgrimage to Kiev and transvestite balls ; Smallpox ; Marriage ; Johanna goes home
  • A painful marriage. The Zhukova affair ; Peepholes ; A watchdog ; "He was not a king" ; In the bedroom ; A house collapses ; Summer pleasures ; Dismissals at court ; Moscow and the country ; Choglokov makes an enemy and Peter survives a plot ; A bath before Easter and a coachman's whip ; Oysters and an actor ; Reading, dancing and a betrayal
  • Seduction, motherhood, and confrontation. Saltykov ; The birth of the heir ; Retaliation ; The English ambassador ; A Diplomatic earthquake ; Poniatowski ; A Dead rat, an absent lover, and a risky proposal ; Catherine challenges Brockdorff, she gives a party ; Apraksin's retreat ; Catherine's daughter ; The fall of Bestuzhev ; A gamble ; Confrontation ; A Menage a quatre
  • "The time has come!" Panin, Orlov, and Elizabeth's death ; The brief reign of Peter III ; "Dura!" ; "We ourselves know not what we did"
  • Empress of Russia. Coronation ; The government and the church ; Serfdom ; "Madame Orlov could never be Empress of Russia" ; The death of Ivan VI ; Catherine and the enlightenment ; The Nakaz ; "All free estates of the realm" ; "The king we have made" ; The first partition of Poland and the first Turkish war ; Doctors, smallpox, and plague ; The return of "Peter the Third" ; The last days of the "Marquis de Pugachev"
  • Potemkin and favoritism. Vasilchikov ; Catherine and Potemkin: passion ; Potemkin ascending ; Catherine and Potemkin: separation ; New relationships ; Favorites
  • "My name is Catherine the Second". Catherine, Paul, and Natalia ; Paul, Maria, and the succession ; Potemkin: builder and diplomat ; Crimean journey and "Potemkin Villages" ; The second Turkish war and the death of Potemkin ; Art, architecture, and the bronze horseman ; "They are capable of hanging their king from a lamppost!" ; Dissent in Russia, final partition of Poland ; Twilight ; The death of Catherine the Great
Control code
19367195
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 625 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679456728
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011015279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimiles (chiefly color), maps, color photographs, portraits (chiefly color)
Label
Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman, Robert K. Massie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [577]-579) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A German princess. Sophia's childhood ; Summoned to Russia ; Frederick II and the journey to Russia ; Empress Elizabeth ; The making of a Grand Duke ; Meeting Elizabeth and Peter ; Pneumonia ; Intercepted letters ; Conversion and betrothal ; A pilgrimage to Kiev and transvestite balls ; Smallpox ; Marriage ; Johanna goes home
  • A painful marriage. The Zhukova affair ; Peepholes ; A watchdog ; "He was not a king" ; In the bedroom ; A house collapses ; Summer pleasures ; Dismissals at court ; Moscow and the country ; Choglokov makes an enemy and Peter survives a plot ; A bath before Easter and a coachman's whip ; Oysters and an actor ; Reading, dancing and a betrayal
  • Seduction, motherhood, and confrontation. Saltykov ; The birth of the heir ; Retaliation ; The English ambassador ; A Diplomatic earthquake ; Poniatowski ; A Dead rat, an absent lover, and a risky proposal ; Catherine challenges Brockdorff, she gives a party ; Apraksin's retreat ; Catherine's daughter ; The fall of Bestuzhev ; A gamble ; Confrontation ; A Menage a quatre
  • "The time has come!" Panin, Orlov, and Elizabeth's death ; The brief reign of Peter III ; "Dura!" ; "We ourselves know not what we did"
  • Empress of Russia. Coronation ; The government and the church ; Serfdom ; "Madame Orlov could never be Empress of Russia" ; The death of Ivan VI ; Catherine and the enlightenment ; The Nakaz ; "All free estates of the realm" ; "The king we have made" ; The first partition of Poland and the first Turkish war ; Doctors, smallpox, and plague ; The return of "Peter the Third" ; The last days of the "Marquis de Pugachev"
  • Potemkin and favoritism. Vasilchikov ; Catherine and Potemkin: passion ; Potemkin ascending ; Catherine and Potemkin: separation ; New relationships ; Favorites
  • "My name is Catherine the Second". Catherine, Paul, and Natalia ; Paul, Maria, and the succession ; Potemkin: builder and diplomat ; Crimean journey and "Potemkin Villages" ; The second Turkish war and the death of Potemkin ; Art, architecture, and the bronze horseman ; "They are capable of hanging their king from a lamppost!" ; Dissent in Russia, final partition of Poland ; Twilight ; The death of Catherine the Great
Control code
19367195
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 625 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679456728
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011015279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimiles (chiefly color), maps, color photographs, portraits (chiefly color)

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