Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great Questions and Answers
by Isabel de Madariaga

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What is the main thesis of the book?

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Isabel de Madariaga's Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great explains that Catherine fostered a different kind of relationship between herself and her subjects than had previous rulers. This helped move Russia forward into a more modern society.

It's clear that de Madariaga admires the choices Catherine the Great made, even if she doesn't support all of them. Catherine was a ruler who wanted to reign like a...

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