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Publication : « The Empress of Art : Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia ».

JAQUES Susan, The Empress of Art : Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia, New York, Pegasus Books, 2016, 384 p.

JAQUES Susan, The Empress of Art : Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia, New York, Pegasus Books, 2016, 384 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Ruthless and passionate, Catherine the Great is singularly responsible for amassing one of the most awe-inspiring collections of art in the world and turning St. Petersburg in to a world wonder. The Empress of Art brings to life the creation of this captivating woman’s greatest legacy.

An art-oriented biography of the mighty Catherine the Great, who rose from seemingly innocuous beginnings to become one of the most powerful people in the world. A German princess who married a decadent and lazy Russian prince, Catherine mobilized support amongst the Russian nobles, playing off of her husband’s increasing corruption and abuse of power. She then staged a coup that ended with him being strangled with his own scarf in the halls of the palace, and she being crowned the Empress of Russia. Continuer la lecture