A biography of Catherine II, under whose rule Russia increased its territory and prestige, and who actively encouraged art, literature and education in her country. The author seeks to provide a feminist insight into history's treatment of this powerful woman and the perspective it lends to events in Russia today.
In Great Catherine, this remarkable woman em erges as neither victim nor demon, but rather as an attracti ve personality with humanitarian leanings who devoted her pr imary energies to governing, writing, and the cultivation of influential people. '
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