Essays Tagged: "Catherine the Great"

Napoleon and the French Revolution; Explain in what ways Napoleon has come to be considered the greatest enlightened despot. Make sure to include a definition of an enlightened despot.

Some of history's greatest rulers such as Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Frederick the Great, and Joseph II have been considered to be enlightened despo ... rds women, which also relates to him being an enlightened despot.Rulers such as Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Frederick the Great, and Joseph II have all been considered to be enlightened d ...

(3 pages) 104 1 3.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > The French Revolution

Assess Catherine II's achievements as a reformer.

Assess Catherine II's achievements as a reformer.Catherine II's achievements are often seen as simple exten ... ple extensions of the politics and ideas set in place by Peter I, two generations earlier. However, Catherine tried hard to merit the title 'reformer' in her own right.One of the biggest projects that ... er in the provinces, most legal matters could be dealt with at a local level and in terms of reform Catherine managed to step around the serious inconvenience of distance. The fact that these province ...

(6 pages) 49 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Palace of the Russian Tsar.

The Palace of the Russian TsarThe Alexander Palace was ordered to be built by Catherine the Great for her grandson, the future Alexander the First. She began to plan for the buil ... architecture being built in France and the earlier designs of the English architect, Indigo Jones. Catherine invited Quarenghi to Russia in 1779, when he was thirty.Physically Quarenghi was short and ... oughout her reign. He was one of her favorite architects. He produced many plans for the palace for Catherine which still survive.Originally the Alexander Palace was planned for St. Petersburg. The fi ...

(5 pages) 31 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Peter the Great vs. Catherine the Great--Who Was Greater?

ussia and lead it away from the troubles it faced following its Mongolian rule--Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. These two rulers did precisely what was required for them to do for Russia to a ... ed up his own son in prison under suspicion of infidelity and let him die there. On the other hand, Catherine the Great was well composed and well educated and tought herself the philosophies of Volta ...

(4 pages) 60 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Biography on Kaiser Wilhelm II

Kaiser Wilhelm II is related to Queen Victoria, Frederick the Great, Catherine the great, Czar Nicholas II, Emperor Wilhelm I, and is often compared to Adolf Hitler.Frie ...

(4 pages) 38 0 4.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Two Individuals: What changes they brought about and whether or not these changes had a positive or negative effect on that nation or region.

t about by these individuals created both positive and negative effects. In Russia, leaders such as Catherine the Great, and Joseph Stalin are prime examples of individuals who have brought their nati ... the price in which was paid by their nation for these changes have brought several negative effects.Catherine the Great was an enlightened monarch (a person who was an Enlightened monarch was one that ...

(2 pages) 29 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Chapter 18 outline (World Civilizations)--The rise of Russia. What the book misses and what's wrong in it.

e Orthodox. As a final result of these challenges, Lithuania was annexed and Poland divided--all by Catherine the Great. Anyway, I was correct in saying in Chapter 9 that the culture of Kievan Rus' wa ... throne, with Michael Romanov emerging the victor. Later, Sweden was beat by Peter the Great, while Catherine the Great annexed more than a third of Poland.Now a mistake the book makes about Peter the ...

(5 pages) 43 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Impacts of Catherine the Great on Russian "enlightened" society

In accessing the actual "greatness" attributed to Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia during the European Enlightenment, one must look at all aspec ... hus the Enlightenment would not have been a part of Russian history if not for the determination of Catherine the Great. Catherine the Great's exceptional character and illuminating visions brought Ru ... eptional character and illuminating visions brought Russia into the age of enlightenment.Because of Catherine's lack of a personal faith, she did not hesitate to penalize the Orthodox Church to accomp ...

(4 pages) 55 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Powerful rulers during the age of the monarchy: Queen Elizabeth I and Czarina Catherine the Great

monarchs who show their strengths and weaknesses in these categories are Elizabeth I of England and Catherine the Great of Russia. Though similar in some methods of their rule, Catherine and Elizabeth ... abeth held very different foreign policies. These differences are what shaped their unique legacies.Catherine the Great and Elizabeth I had economic policies which were comparable in some aspects but ...

(4 pages) 60 2 4.8 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Enlightened Despots

I believe Peter the Great, Frederick the Great , Joseph II, and Catherine the Great were all very enlightened despots because they were distictively different from ... pire. And he also kept in mind the people. Therefore Joseph was also and enlightened despot. Catherine The Great looked up to Peter the Great's reign and policies and continued his stabilizatio ... erization of Russia. Through waging was against the Ottoman Empire she gained territory for Russia. Catherine considered herself a patron of the arts and literature, she also wrote and became acquaint ...

(2 pages) 28 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Catherine, Frederick and Louis - Unenlightened Despots in an Enlightened Age

Catherine, Frederick and Louis - Unenlightened Tyrants in an Enlightened AgeIt is better to be feare ... with the democratic republic of modern America. Three of the most prominent absolutist leaders were Catherine the Great of Russia, Frederick the Great of Prussia and Louis XIV of France - these three ... fect examples of the avarice, tyranny and lust for power that characterizes the Enlightened Despots.Catherine the Great was an absolutist leader who preached the benefits of the Enlightenment but made ...

(5 pages) 38 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Catherine, Frederick and Louis - Unenlightened Tyrants in an Enlightened Age

CHY 4U - Modern Western Civilization - The West and the WorldCatherine, Frederick and Louis - Unenlightened Tyrants in an Enlightened AgeIt is better to be feare ... with the democratic republic of modern America. Three of the most prominent absolutist leaders were Catherine the Great of Russia, Frederick the Great of Prussia and Louis XIV of France - these three ... fect examples of the avarice, tyranny and lust for power that characterizes the Enlightened Despots.Catherine the Great was an absolutist leader who preached the benefits of the Enlightenment but made ...

(5 pages) 38 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The coronation coach: Catherine the great's symbol of power

The coronation coach (which took its name because it was first used by Catherine the great in 1962 at her coronation) has a great deal of detail in it. The first thing you ...

(2 pages) 14 1 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Discuss the changes and continuities of Russia from the 9th to the 18th century.

20, the Mongols arrived in Russia where they significantly influenced the Russian culture. In 1762, Catherine the Great became empress where she patronized Western culture. From the civilization of Ki ... where she patronized Western culture. From the civilization of Kievan Rus' to the Russian Empire of Catherine the Great, Russia's contacts with the west, political structure, and territorial boundarie ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Alexander I as Tsar of Russia Notes

Alexander I1801 – 1825Alexander I was the grandson of Catherine the Great. She intended to have Alexander succeed her reign however Alexander’s fathe ...

(3 pages) 511 0 3.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Catherine The Great

Catherine the Great was a supreme monarch who rivaled archaic notions and implemented new ideas that ... the future Peter III of Russia at age 15.Adopting the Orthodox faith, she then changed her name to Catherine. After a year of becoming emperor, Peter was murdered and Catherine became empress in 1762 ... e sought to continue Peter the Great's plan to introduce Russia to Western European culture. Catherine began her reign with great projects of reform in mind. She especially valued education and ...

(1 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

A comparison of framing, light

n, framing and lighting. Von Sternberg's The Scarlet Empress tells thestory of the rise to power of Catherine the Great of Russia who overthrows her imbecile husband Peter to lead the nation. This fil ... e Scarlet Empress. Sophia Frederica is summoned from Prussia to the Kremelin by the Russian Empress Catherine. She is to be the bride of the Empress' nephew and heir Peter. The Empress' envoy brings h ...

(7 pages) 476 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Changes in Russia 1450-1750

elocation of the capital.After the death of Peter in 1724, Russian territorial expansion continued. Catherine the Great took power. She was similar to Peter in a lot of her beliefs, such as her feelin ... e of aristocracy, with the ability to inflict high levels of punishment on their serfs. By the time Catherine died, Russia had grown immensely. Borrowing from the West gave Russia's culture and econom ...

(2 pages) 18 0 2.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Industrialization: Japan and Russia. The Rise and Emergence of Japan and Russia as major Industrial nations.

ty who experienced this Westernization and not those of the peasant population.After Peter's death, Catherine the Great continued with his policy of Westernization, known as Russian Enlightenment. Thi ...

(5 pages) 2104 0 3.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Economic History

Catherine the Great

he had to convert from Catholic to Russian Orthodox. Once she had converted, she was given the name Catherine. Next, Catherine had to learn the Russian language as before, she could only speak French. ... t up and start reading lessons on learning the Russian language (Krull). During her time in court, "Catherine set herself to studying the behavior and tastes of the imperial court" (Krull). She also d ...

(6 pages) 3 0 0.0 May/2012

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies