Catherine the Great
By (author) Professor Simon Dixon
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Catherine the Great by Professor Simon Dixon
Book DescriptionNeither a comprehensive 'life and times' nor a conventional biography, this is an engaging and accessible exploration of rulership and monarchial authority in eighteenth century Russia. Its purpose is to see how Catherine II of Russia conceived of her power and how it was represented to her subjects. Simon Dixon asks essential questions about Catherin'es life and reign, and offers new and stimulating arguments about the Englightenment, the power of the monarch in early modern Europe, and the much-debated role of the "great individual" in history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780582098039
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Simon Dixon
Catherine the Great, Paperback (March 2010)
A biography of Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, an obscure German princess, who turned Roman empire from peripheral pariah to European great power under her ruling.
Modernisation of Russia, 1676-1825, Paperback (July 1999)» View all books by Professor Simon Dixon
Synthesis and in-depth thematic analysis of Russia's modernisation and her emergence as a Great Power.
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Author Biography - Professor Simon Dixon
Simon Disxon is Professor Modern History at the University of Leeds in 1999. He is the author of The Moderisation of Russia, 1876-1825 (1999).
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