Catherine the Great: A Short History (Yale Nota Bene)

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A short study of Catherine the Great and her reign. This second edition includes a new preface dealing with sources discovered since the publication of the first edition, along with revised interpretations of the period.

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"A fascinating tale ... A book that includes some of the most insightful chapters on eighteenth-century Russia to be found anywhere. An impressive accomplishment." -- W. Bruce Lincoln, Times Literary Supplement

"A panoramic view of Russia’s social, political, economic, and cultural development and of its emergence as a formidable power in the international arena during the thirty-four years of Catherine’s reign." -- Anthony Cross, New York Times Book Review

"De Madariaga’s book will be the standard and an essential guide for all students and scholars of Russian and European history of the second half of the eighteenth century." -- Marc Raeff, Journal of Modern History

"This is a timely book, and with scholarship and a broad sweep, de Madariaga sorts the fact from the fiction that has grown up around Russia’s most powerful empress." -- Roger Williams, The Sunday Times

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Ivan IV, 'the Terrible' (1533-1584) is one of the key figures in Russian history, yet he has remained among the most neglected. Notorious for pioneering a policy of unrestrained terror - and for killing his own son - he has been credited with establishing autocracy in Russia. This is the first attempt to write a biography of Ivan from birth to death, to study his policies, his marriages, his atrocities, his disordered personality, and to link them as a coherent whole. Isable de Madariaga situates Ivan within the background of Russian political developments in the sixteenth century. And, with revealing comparisons with English, Spanish and other European courts, she sets him within the international context of his time. The biography includes a new account of the role of astrology and magic at Ivan's court, and provides fresh insights into his foreign policy. Facing up to problems of authenticity (much of Ivan's archive was destroyed by fire in 1626) and controversies which have paralysed western scholarship, de Madariaga seeks to present Russia as viewed from the Kremlin rather than from abroad and comprehend the full tragedy of Ivan's reign.

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