Catherine the Great
These wonderful new biographies of important historical figures tell more than just the story of the person's life. They inspire readers to think critically and objectively about the deeds of world leaders. Each book is divided into two sections--first, an in-depth account of the historical figure's life and works and, second, a series of pages that raise key questions for discussion and debate about the figure's accomplishments. Fast-moving text sets the stage for pro and con discussions of events. Focus boxes provide important cultural and historical background material, while sidebars incorporate many primary-text quotations. Readers are encouraged to use the facts and statistics provided to judge for themselves the success or failure of some of the deeds that have shaped our world.
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18th-century Russia Ace of Catherine achievements Administration Aleksei Orlov Alexander Radishchev alliance army Austria became began believed Bolshoi Nakaz Britain Byzantine Empire calendar Catherine the Great's Catherine's reforms Catherine's reign century Charles de Montesquieu Charter Cossacks courts Crimea Czar Peter death Diderot emperor Empress Elizabeth Enlightenment ideals estates Europe Extract from Catherine's Extract from Russia foreign policy former czar France Frederick French Grand Duke Peter Greek Project Grigory Orlov Grigory Potemkin Holstein-Gottorp husband imperial introduced Isabel de Madariaga Ivan Johanna Elizabeth King Kutchuk Kainardji land Legislative Commission major married Moscow National Schools Nikita Panin nobles officials Ottoman Turks Partition of Poland peasants Peter Ill's Petersburg princess Provinces Pugachev Revolt punishment pupils Romanov Ropsha ruler Russian Empire Russian society Russian troops Saltykov sent serfs Sophia Source 9 Stanislaus Poniatowski Statute territory throne took town townspeople Treaty of Kutchuk victory