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Mémoires de l'Impératrice Catherine II By Catherine the Great,

  • Title: Mémoires de l'Impératrice Catherine II
  • Author: Catherine the Great
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  • Page: 112
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  • Pyrrhus Press specializes in bringing books long out of date back to life, allowing today s readers access to yesterday s treasures These are the memoirs written by one of the most famous women rulers in history, Russian Empress Catherine the Great She has long been remembered not only as one of the most powerful women of her time but also one of the most powerful and caPyrrhus Press specializes in bringing books long out of date back to life, allowing today s readers access to yesterday s treasures These are the memoirs written by one of the most famous women rulers in history, Russian Empress Catherine the Great She has long been remembered not only as one of the most powerful women of her time but also one of the most powerful and capable rulers in all of Europe And her path to the throne was just as remarkable as her reign.In a story that sounds like it could have been a precursor to Cinderella, Catherine the Great was born into a family of minor nobility, but she managed to forge her own destiny through her own cunning use of diplomacy and intrigue, gradually gaining allies and power By 1762, she confident enough to conspire against her own husband, Peter III, whose reign as Tsar lasted just six months before his arrest at the hands of his wife Upon his arrest and death, Catherine took power as the regent for their son, Grand Duke Paul Despite the strong arm tactics, Catherine came to power in the midst of the Enlightenment, which was flourishing in France and Britain, and she would rule as an Enlightened ruler A known correspondent of Voltaire s, Catherine sought to modernize Russia and turn it into a force in its own right, creating a rich and cultured court at the same time Over the course of nearly 35 years in power, Catherine ushered in the Russian Enlightenment and presided over a period of time known as the Golden Age of the Russian Empire Given her length of reign, forceful character, and lasting legacy, it was inevitable that legends about Catherine the Great would also pop up in the wake of her death To an extent, certain legends have overshadowed her actual accomplishments, even as they continue to be circulated.
    M moires de l Imp ratrice Catherine II Pyrrhus Press specializes in bringing books long out of date back to life allowing today s readers access to yesterday s treasures These are the memoirs written by one of the most famous women rulers

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    1. The Memoirs of Catherine the Greatwasn t the greatest I picked up this book from the library, because Catherine was a strong woman who helped give Russia her beauty, and she unfortunately murdered her husband to become Czar She was the last female emperor in Russia, because her son, after inheriting the throne, hated her so much that he made it a law that females could not inherit the throne unless ALL the male line somehow vanished from the scene talk about family problems She sounds like a bad [...]

    2. Reading this interesting memoir, I think, was a bit tough due to its length and innumerable important persons involved as narrated in her account therefore, this extract should suffice to those keen future readers Begun nine years after her accession, this is the apologia for her course of action leading to the coup d etat in 1762 and the deposition of her husband Her account contains the intimate revelations of a woman of astonishing complexity a woman whose ruthless schemes for Russian world l [...]

    3. I used to admire Catherine the Great, Russia s first and only Tsarina The strong women who fought the Ottomans and gained territory for Russia The brave woman who brought the Enlightenment to Russia The attractive woman who radically used her sex to influence politics In her memoirs, SHE IS SO ANNOYING She was the only female Tsarina of Russia, and all she writes about is crying over something her mom did or a servant the Empress sent away She described her what she had for dinner and what she [...]

    4. This was another of the books that I tried to read, didn t have a real objection to, but just couldn t get in to it Not all books can captivate every reader, so I think it is one you shouldn t discard if you are interested in the Russian royalty It just wasn t one that grabbed me.

    5. Book covers years 1728 thru 1759 I think it was pretty dry and book really doesn t need prologue of 100 pages.

    6. Very different than the cyclopedic entries on this empress life We read of Paul III and yet the stunning details of his spousal removal are not included a gossip magazine once said that Catherine assembled numerous lovers and ruled, though most of us can do only one of those things Romantic impressions from Hollywood s THE SCARLET EMPRESS with Marlene Dietrich sum up our appreciations of Catherine, despite her real life as lived and seen by us here we read of mother in law unpleasant masquerades [...]

    7. Though I enjoyed reading this memoir it took me a very long time to finish The end of the memoir was pretty dry The book covers the years of 1728 thru 1759 I m drawn to the life of Catherine the Great as I can relate to much of her life She was cynical and sincere A Humanitarian and an enlightened ruler but ruthless She believed that human reason, common sense and tolerance could combat ignorance, tyranny and superstition to build an an enlightened better world A graphomaniac who enjoyed philoso [...]

    8. A wonderful memoir It is a truly honest work by a no holds barred woman This work gives fine detail about court life in 18th century Russia Although Catherine was constantly surrounded by people at court, she often remarked about being bored and lonely it didn t help that she had a childish and cruel husband who was a complete maniac and usually kept to herself by reading and walking around in the garden I was really surprised by how much the royal family moved around They had summer and winter [...]

    9. The Memoirs of Catherine the Great , edited by Dominique Maroger 1961 Peter the Great set the stage that allowed for a string of powerful women to dominate 18th century Russia Catherine, along with her predecessors, through art, architecture and fashion, bequeathed Russia with unique sense of style, a kind of femininity that had not before existed But than simply leaving Russia with great beauty, Catherine expanded her country s borders and dramatically strengthened her armies forcing Western E [...]

    10. This book illustrates the characteristics required of an empress, wisdom, grace, beauty, intelligence, loyalty, honesty, wit, patience, intuition, etc The funny part of this book is that Catherine is described as having all these characteristics byCatherine I gave this book only a three star rating, because I found it difficult to keep up with all the characters and plots within plots detailed in this memoir Also, this memoir ends abruptly at in integral point in Catherine s life Therefor, I am [...]

    11. This was an very good portrayal of one of history s greatest leaders, Catherine the Great Robert Massie was able to give a personal look into Catherine s life via letters from friends and loved ones Though Madariaga s biography was concise, I liked this book better because it afforded me the opportunity to see what it was like to live in Catherine s 1700s Massies book really delved into Catherine s love life which always seemed related to her political life All in all, a great book even for th [...]

    12. I liked this memoir It was well written, but it wasn t what I was expecting Maybe I ve just heard too much of the salacious gossipy stuff about Catherine I think I should have read a biography about her first and then made the attempt to read this memoir of hers She ended this memoir sooner than I thought she would She didn t even touch on her time as Empress I feel like some essential pieces have been left out of the story, so I can t really write a decent review I will be reading her biography [...]

    13. I read this right after a trip to Moscow, so I found it fascinating If you just happened across it and didn t have Russian on the brain, maybe not A warning this was a memoir written for future publication, not a diary, so it was really Catherine s attempt to vindicate herself and doesn t go into much seamy detail And it doesn t cover her reign at all, just the years from her marriage until right before her reign But it was a good read for anyone wanting to know about the workings of the Russian [...]

    14. This edition is highly annotated and highly interesting I am probably a little biased since the translator and annotator taught my university course in which this book was discussed, but I had read great things about this edition before I heard of the professor The annotations are extremely helpful in understanding the aristocratic environment surrounding Catherine and helpful for the Russian cultural neophyte Catherine had a brilliant mind and it shows in her clever memoirs.

    15. Difficult to get through I got about 3 4 of the way through and could not make another page Interesting topic and the first half seemed to flow much better than the 2nd I wanted to make it to the end, but it just got so brutally boring I stopped caring I agree with some of the other posts I read, who wants to read page after page of whining or here some of the same details referenced again and again.

    16. Love it She s such a facinating person to me and her perspective on things is also interesting.She might have been the Empress of all Russia but she was actually German.I just LOVE that she wrote this herself nearly 300 years ago

    17. The memoirs of Catherine The Creta El pre mbulo demasiado extenso y sobre cargado de datos La biograf a vanal, propia de la frivolidad de las cortes europeas y por el periodo que abarca no contiene lomas importante que fue su reinado y que es lo esperaba leer.

    18. Fantastic Very easy to read, once you get by all the Russian names Also, there is a table of ranks and orders at the back that I suggest reading first.

    19. Disappointing Sometimes I had no idea what was going on Hardly enough to begin to know Catherine The Great.

    20. Fascinating Even during her teenage years, it was obvious that this lady was a born survivor, possessed of an enormous level of political acumen.

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