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Book chapter

The Historical Writing of Catherine II: Dynasty and Self-Fashioning in “The Chesme Palace” (Chesmenskii Dvorets)

P. 86-95.

The article explores the Russian empress Catherine II’s attempt to fashion her individual and monarchical “self” in historical plays and articles written and published in the late 18th century (“Chesmenskiy dvorets (Chesma Palace)” in particular). The author interprets how Catherine II as an enlightened European monarch used theatrical stage and literature to communicate her political and ideological views as well as to position herself as a dynastic figure among the Rurikids, the Romanovs and members of the European monarchical houses. 

 

In book

Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019.