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Five Empresses Court Life in Eighteenth-Century Russia

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ISBN-10: 0313361738

ISBN-13: 9780313361739

Edition: N/A

Authors: Evgenii V. Anisimov, Kathleen Carroll

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From the untimely demise of the 52-year-old Peter the Great in 1725 to nearly the end of that century, the fate of the Russian empire would rest largely in the hands of five tsarinas. This book tells their stories. Peter's widow Catherine I (1725-27), an orphan and former laundress, would gain control of the ancestral throne, a victorious army, and formidable navy in a country that stretched from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Next, Anna Ioannovna (1730-40), chosen by conniving ministers who sought an ineffectual puppet, would instead tear up the document that would have changed the course of Russian history forever only to rule Russia as her private fiefdom and hunting estate. The…    
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Book details

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 11/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

EVGENII ANISIMOV teaches at the Institute of History, St. Petersburg, Russia. He is the author of The Reforms of Peter the Great (1993).

Kathleen Carroll is a professor at Cambridge College and has been leading students on field trips for decades. She is the author of Field Trips , Science for Every Learner , and Sing a Song of Science.