Catherine the Great
The biographies in this series combine in-depth accounts of the person's life with key questions for discussion and debate. Extensive evidence is quoted both for and against such as Was Catherine the Great the serfs' friend or enemy?, before readers are invited to judge for themselves.
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18th century Administration Age of Catherine Aleksei Orlov Alexander Radishchev army Austria began believed Bolshoi Nakaz Britain Byzantine Empire Catherine the Great's Catherine's reign Charles de Montesquieu Charter Christian Cossacks court Crimea emperor Empress Elizabeth Enlightenment ideals established estates Extract from Catherine's Extract from Russia foreign policy former tsar France Frederick French fyu^t Grand Duke Peter Greek Project Grigory Orlov Grigory Potemkin husband imperial introduced Isabel de Madariaga Ivan Ivan VI Johanna Elizabeth King Kutchuk Kainardji land Legislative Commission major married Moscow National Schools nobles obrok officials Orthodox Church Ottoman Turks Partition peasants Poland Potemkin princess Provinces Pugachev Revolt punishment pupils Read both sides Romanov Ropsha roubles rule ruler Russian Empire Russian society Russian troops serfs Sophia Source 9 St Petersburg Stanislaus Poniatowski Statute territory throne town townspeople Treaty of Kutchuk tsar Tsar Peter Turkish victory