Love and Conquest
Personal Correspondence of Catherine the Great and Prince Grigory Potemkin New edition
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Love and Conquest by Douglas Smith
Book DescriptionOf all the great imperial romances in European history, few can compare with that of Catherine the Great and Prince Grigory Potemkin. Their turbulent and complicated relationship shocked their contemporaries, and continues to intrigue observers of Russia centuries later. Lovers, companions, and, most likely, husband and wife, Catherine and Potemkin were also close political partners. Their letters offer an intimate glimpse into the lovers' unguarded moments, revealing both ecstatic expressions of love and candid insights on eighteenth-century politics. "Love and Conquest" reveals the complexity of Catherine and Potemkin's personal relationship in light of dramatic changes in matters of state, foreign relations, and military engagements. Readers will find in the letters new insights on Russia's most famous empress, her passions, and her world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780875806075
(230mm x 154mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Northern Illinois University Press
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Douglas Smith
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Written by an award-winning writer and the leader of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, this definitive book recounts the years since the wolves' return to Yellowstone.
Chimerascope, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Douglas Smith
A chimerascope is an instrument for viewing fantasies. In Smith's hands, it certainly delivers.
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Author Biography - Douglas Smith
Douglas Smith is author of "Working the Rough Stone: Freemasonry and Society in Eighteenth-Century Russia," which won the William W. Reese II Memorial Book Award for 1999 2000. He lives in Seattle."
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