Five flamboyant, "full-blooded"" women had a chance to rule Russia. How did it happen, and how did they do? In today's debates about male-female parity, much goes unsaid. Troyat's book brings back the past, when women really had political power. A realisti
CONTENTS; I CATHERINE SHOWS THE WAY; II CATHERINE'S REIGN: A FLASH OF FLAMBOYANCE; III MACHINATIONS AROUND THE THRONE; IV THE SURPRISE ACCESSION OF ANNA IVANOVNA; V THE EXTRAVAGANT ANNA; VI ONE ANNA AFTER ANOTHER; VII ELIZABETH'S TRIUMPH; VIII AN AUTOCRAT AT WORK AND PLAY; IX ELIZABETHAN RUSSIA; X HER MAJESTY AND THEIR IMPERIAL HIGHNESSES; XI ANOTHER CATHERINE!; INDEX; THE ROMANOV DYNASTY
Includes index. Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed May 12, 2014).