Catherine II, Empress of Russia

Standard Name: Catherine II,, Empress of Russia
Used Form: Catherine the Great
Used Form: Tsarina Catherine


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Intertextuality and Influence Lady Mary Walker
Lady Frances, newly rich, sees herself as holding her fortune in trust for her young nephew and for society as a whole: She considered society is manifestly maintained by a circulation of kindness.
Walker, Lady Mary. Munster Village. Robson, Walter, and Robinson.
1: 60
Leisure and Society Violet Trefusis
With financial assistance from her lover and mother, VT became especially extravagant while living in this place, where she adopted the values of the world she had said she despised.
Souhami, Diana. Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter. Flamingo.
She claimed that her...
Literary responses Camilla Crosland
The Athenæum deemed that this book could be placed safely in the hands of young women.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1375 (1854): 278
The reviewer for the Morning Advertiser called it [o]ne of those works about women which a...
Textual Features Simone de Beauvoir
SB produces a treatise rather than a polemic, using a studied moderation of tone. She deploys an artful range of styles and her material is drawn from biology, history, sociology, economics, and in a large...
Textual Features Mary Hays
Though occasionally sketchy (it gives Elizabeth Elstob , for instance, four lines), this is a work of real research, from a consistently feminist point of view. MH investigates the question of women in power with...
Textual Production Elizabeth Justice
EJ published by subscription at YorkA Voyage to Russia, Describing the Laws, Manners and Customs of that Great Empire, as governed, at this present, by that Excellent Princess, the Czarina (Catherine the Great).
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
Textual Production Jane Porter
JP 's first purpose included drawing a distinction between a brave patriot and a military plunderer.
Porter, Jane. Thaddeus of Warsaw. T. N. Longman and O. Rees.
Revising for the tenth edition, 1819, she was struck by the continuing timeliness of this purpose: by the...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Anna Brownell Jameson
Her subjects reach back to the semi-legendary such as Semiramis and Cleopatra . ABJ includes from England Queen Elizabeth and Queen Anne and from Europe Maria Theresa and Catherine the Great .
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Elizabeth Justice
She writes admiringly of the Tsarina Catherine (whose clothes worn at the opera she describes in great detail), but less so about the Russian diet, climate, manners, and clothing in general.
Justice, Elizabeth. A Voyage to Russia. Thomas Gent.
13, 15-22
She records...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Mary Seymour Montague
The third epistle performs the conventional act of praising historical women: the monarchs Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great of Russia for their exercise of power, the French scholar Anne Dacier , and eleven British...


June 1762: Catherine the Great came to power in Russia...

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June 1762

Catherine the Great came to power in Russia in a skilfully managed coup.

June 1770: Russia (under Catherine the Great) demonstrated...

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June 1770

Russia (under Catherine the Great ) demonstrated its new power by crushing Turkey in a naval victory.


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