Download PDF Catherine, the Great Journey: Russia 1743 by Kristiana Gregory and published by . This book was released on 2016-07-17 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fictional diary of Princess Sophie, later named Catherine, from 1743 until 1745, when at age fifteen she is married to her second cousin Peter, Grand Duke of Russia, who will one day be Emperor. Includes historical notes on her later life. Originally published in The Royal Diaries series for Scholastic.
Download PDF Catherine by Kristiana Gregory and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 4 January 1744, Zerbst. She leaned forward, taking my chin in her hand. "You must tell no one what I'm about to say - not your brother, not even Mademoiselle. Understand?" I nodded. Was she afraid that if others knew the truth they might convince me to run away, thereby spoiling her scheme? "If the King approves of you . . . then you and I shall be driven by sleigh out of Prussia, all the way to St. Petersberg, to meet with Empress Elizabeth. . . . She has selected you, my poor ugly daughter, to be Peter's fiancee. Unless you spoil things, the two of you will marry and one day rule all of Russia."
Download PDF Booktalking Around the World: Great Global Reads for Ages 9–14 by Sonja Cole and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-10-21 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A public librarian introducing young readers to stories from around the world. A social studies teacher wanting to offer students extra credit on a unit about ancient Greece. A Spanish teacher who needs to generate some excitement and interest about Hispanic culture. All of these educators can achieve their goals by utilizing the internationally themed booktalk suggestions in this text—Booktalking Around the World: Great Global Reads for Ages 9–14. This collection of booktalks and book lists is designed to be an invaluable resource for teachers as well as school and public librarians seeking geographically themed booktalks for newer books published from 2000–2010. Because studying the countries of the world is a major part of most school curricula, this book will support or extend this important curricular area. All the booktalks in this collection are aimed at children aged 9–14. All seven continents are represented, but the United States is excluded.
Download PDF Catherine the Great by Isabel de Madariaga and published by . This book was released on 1990-01-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the world's leading scholars of Russian history here presents the most informative, balanced, and up-to-date study yet written of Catherine the Great and her reign
Download PDF Catherine the Great by Christine Hatt and published by Evans Brothers. This book was released on 2002 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Catherine the Great ruled Russia from 1762 to 1796. The book examines her reforms, her foreign policies, the history of the Russian imperial family and the nature of Russian society in the eighteenth century. The `Judge for yourself' section encourages critical debate on the success of her policies.
Download PDF Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie and published by Random House Digital, Inc.. This book was released on 2011 with total page 673 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Biography of Catherine II (1729-1796), 'the Great', empress of Russia from 1762 till 1796.
Download PDF Catherine the Great: Selected Letters by Catherine The Great and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-07-19 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Your Majesty may find it extraordinary that I should answer with a shipment of fruit your letter of 6 August, in which you inform me that you are sending the plan for a treaty, and that of the 8 September, in which you are so good as to share with me equally important intelligence. Things big and small often come from the same source: my watermelons derive from the same principles as our planned alliance...' (To Frederick the Great) Catherine the Great's letters present a vivid picture of Russia in a momentous age. They also offer a unique account of her personal development and intimate life, her strategic acumen as a diplomat and military commander, and her political skills at the Russian court and in handling foreign monarchs. Born a German princess, Catherine married into the Russian royal family and came to the throne after a coup. As absolute ruler for 34 years she presided over the expansion of the Russian empire, legislated actively to reform the country in keeping with the principles of the Enlightenment, actively promoted the arts and sciences, and in her correspondence engaged with the most renowned minds in Europe, among them Diderot and Voltaire. Her letters are her literary masterpiece, written to a wide circle of associates and friends, not least her most celebrated lover and ally, Potemkin. Combining her wit, charm, and quick eye for detail, they entertain and tell the griping story of a self-made woman and legendary ruler. This edition of the letters offers a taste of Catherine's entire writing career, with biographies of Catherine's addressees, a thorough overview of her reign and an analysis of Catherine's literary skill as a letter-writer. Organized chronologically and thematically into six periods, each section also features an introduction to the domestic, personal and foreign policy contexts out of which her letters emerge.
Download PDF Catherine the Great by Michael Streeter and published by Haus Publishing. This book was released on 2007 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fascinating life of a ruler who was deservedly styled 'the Great'
Download PDF Catherine the Great by John T. Alexander and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1989-11-09 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the most colorful characters in modern history, Catherine II of Russia began her life as a minor German princess, until the childless Empress Elizabeth and Catherine's own scheming mother married her off to the Grand Duke Peter of Russia at age sixteen. By thirty-three, she had overthrown her husband in a bloodless coup and established herself as Empress of the multinational Russian Empire, the largest territorial political unit in modern history. Portrayed both as a political genius who restored to Russia the glory it had known in the days of Peter the Great and as a despotic foreign adventuress who usurped the Russian throne, murdered her rivals, and tyrannized her subjects, she was, by all accounts, an extraordinary woman. Catherine the Great, the first popular biography of the empress based on contemporary scholarship, provides a vivid portrait of Catherine as a mother, a lover, and, above all, an extremely savvy ruler. Concentrating on her long reign (1762-96), John Alexander examines all aspects of Catherine's life and career: the brilliant political strategies by which she won the acceptance of a nationalistic elite; her expansive foreign policy; the domestic reforms with which she revamped the Russian military, political structure, and economy; and, of course, her infamous love life. Beginning with an account of the dramatic palace revolt by which Catherine unseated her husband and a background chapter describing the circumstances of her early childhood and marriage, Alexander then proceeds chronologically through the thirty-four years of her reign. Presenting Catherine in more human terms than previous biographers have, Alexander includes numerous quotations from her reminiscences and notes. We learn, for instance, not only the names and number of her lovers, but her understanding of what many considered a shocking licentiousness. "The trouble is," she wrote, "that my heart would not willingly remain one hour without love." The result of twenty years' research by one of America's leading narrative historians of modern Russia, this truly impressive work offers a much-needed, balanced reappraisal of one of history's most scandal-ridden figures.
Download PDF Popular Series Fiction for Middle School and Teen Readers by Rebecca L. Thomas and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 2009 with total page 732 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Indexes popular series fiction for middle and high school readers based on thematics, consistent setting, or consistent characters. Annotated entries are arranged alphabetically by series name and include author, publisher, date, grade level, genre, and a list of individual titles in the series. Volume is indexed by author, title, and subject/genre and includes appendixes suggesting books for boys, girls, and reluctant/ESL readers.
Download PDF Catherine the Great by Aleksandr Kamenskiĭ and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2020 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Catherine the Great: A Reference Guide to Her Life and Works has an extensive A to Z section which includes several hundred entries. The bibliography provides a comprehensive list of publications concerning her life and work"--
Download PDF Siberia, Siberia by Valentin Rasputin and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 1997-10-29 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work offers an account of the Russians' 400 years of experience in Siberia. Rasputin looks at the the peculiar physical and character traits of the Siberian Russian type, and at the gap between dreams and reality that have plagued Russians in Siberia.
Download PDF The Memoirs of Catherine the Great by Catherine the Great and published by Modern Library. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Empress Catherine II brought Europe to Russia, and Russia to Europe, during her long and eventful reign (1762—96). She fostered the culture of the Enlightenment and greatly expanded the immense empire created by Czar Ivan the Terrible, shifting the balance of power in Europe eastward. Famous for her will to power and for her dozen lovers, Catherine was also a prolific and gifted writer. Fluent in French, Russian, and German, Catherine published political theory, journalism, comedies, operas, and history, while writing thousands of letters as she corresponded with Voltaire and other public figures. The Memoirs of Catherine the Great provides an unparalleled window into eighteenth-century Russia and the mind of an absolute ruler. With insight, humor, and candor, Catherine presents her eyewitness account of history, from her whirlwind entry into the Russian court in 1744 at age fourteen as the intended bride of Empress Elizabeth I’s nephew, the eccentric drunkard and future Peter III, to her unhappy marriage; from her two children, several miscarriages, and her and Peter’s numerous affairs to the political maneuvering that enabled Catherine to seize the throne from him in 1762. Catherine’s eye for telling details makes for compelling reading as she describes the dramatic fall and rise of her political fortunes. This definitive new translation from the French is scrupulously faithful to her words and is the first for which translators have consulted original manuscripts written in Catherine’s own hand. It is an indispensable work for anyone interested in Catherine the Great, Russian history, or the eighteenth century.
Download PDF A History of Russian Literature by Andrew Kahn and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-04-05 with total page 860 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Russia possesses one of the richest and most admired literatures of Europe, reaching back to the eleventh century. A History of Russian Literature provides a comprehensive account of Russian writing from its earliest origins in the monastic works of Kiev up to the present day, still rife with the creative experiments of post-Soviet literary life. The volume proceeds chronologically in five parts, extending from Kievan Rus' in the 11th century to the present day.The coverage strikes a balance between extensive overview and in-depth thematic focus. Parts are organized thematically in chapters, which a number of keywords that are important literary concepts that can serve as connecting motifs and 'case studies', in-depth discussions of writers, institutions, and texts that take the reader up close and. Visual material also underscores the interrelation of the word and image at a number of points, particularly significant in the medieval period and twentieth century. The History addresses major continuities and discontinuities in the history of Russian literature across all periods, and in particular bring out trans-historical features that contribute to the notion of a national literature. The volume's time-range has the merit of identifying from the early modern period a vital set of national stereotypes and popular folklore about boundaries, space, Holy Russia, and the charismatic king that offers culturally relevant material to later writers. This volume delivers a fresh view on a series of key questions about Russia's literary history, by providing new mappings of literary history and a narrative that pursues key concepts (rather more than individual authorial careers). This holistic narrative underscores the ways in which context and text are densely woven in Russian literature, and demonstrates that the most exciting way to understand the canon and the development of tradition is through a discussion of the interrelation of major and minor figures, historical events and literary politics, literary theory and literary innovation.