Author Topic: Robert K. Massie's new biography of 'Catherine the Great'  (Read 381 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline biro

  • Excelsior
  • Site Supporter
  • Hoplitarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 16,542
  • Leave me alone, I was only singing
    • Alaska Volcanoes
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: GOAA
Robert K. Massie's new biography of 'Catherine the Great'
« on: December 07, 2011, 10:23:31 PM »
Historian Robert K. Massie, well known for his books on Peter the Great as well as the Romanovs, has released a new volume, about the life of Catherine the Great.

From the article:
Quote
After marrying Peter, and surviving the volatility of Empress Elizabeth, Catherine developed a deep intuition and wisdom. Unlike Peter, who maintained an admiration for all things German, Catherine tried to learn Russian and adopted the Russian Orthodox faith, becoming more disarming to her subjects than her hapless husband.

I haven't read this yet, but I think I will soon. I thought others here may be interested, since Massie has written about other Russian rulers.
He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will have no end.

--

And if I seem a little strange, well, that's because I am

Offline MarkosC

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 191
Re: Robert K. Massie's new biography of 'Catherine the Great'
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 11:22:07 PM »
A co-worker mentioned this book yesterday and said it was excellent.
O Lord although I desired to blot out
with my tears the handwriting of my many sins
And for the rest of my life to please Thee
through sincere repentance
Yet doth the enemy lead me astray as he wareth
against my sould with his cunning

O Lord before I utterly perish do Thou save me!

Offline Isadore

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 107
Re: Robert K. Massie's new biography of 'Catherine the Great'
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011, 12:47:36 AM »
I'm putting all of these on my to-read list...
"Acquire a peaceful spirit, and around you thousands will be saved."

Offline Volnutt

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 5,924
  • Faith: Semi-Evangelical
  • Jurisdiction: Might become Orthodox
Re: Robert K. Massie's new biography of 'Catherine the Great'
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2011, 02:22:25 AM »
I've got "Nicholas and Alexandra" on order, but it's been a couple of weeks since it was supposed to have arrived here in town and I'm beginning to wonder if UPS didn't lose it or something.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2011, 02:25:08 AM by Volnutt »
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. -Goethe

I once heard a monk say, “The person of prayer does not need to go any further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” -Fr. Stephen Freeman