"Catherine the Great and the Theater of Power"

Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Public Programs Series presents:
"Fearless Females: Audacious and Feisty Women of the Middle Ages and Renaissance"
To learn more about this new series and other public programs that are offered by ACMRS, click here to visit our Public Programs Page.

"Catherine the Great and the Theater of Power"
Presented by Hilde Hoogenboom, Asst. Prof. of Russian, and Mark Cruse, Assoc. Prof. of French in the School of International Letters & Cultures at ASU.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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Catherine the Great (1729-96) undertook the greatest expansion of the Russian empire since Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century, and modernized the administration, education system, army, and judiciary of the Russian state. Born in Germany, Catherine came to power in a coup d’état during which her husband, Emperor Peter III, was killed by a brother of her lover Grigory Orlov, by whom she had just given birth to an illegitimate son. Despite these inauspicious beginnings, Catherine ruled for 34 years until her death, with a combination of intellectual brilliance and an instinct for power. This talk examines some of the many ways that Catherine projected images of herself as a powerful (but not despotic) ruler of a mighty European nation—an image that was intended for her people, the international community, and posterity.
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Changing Hands Bookstore is located on the south-west corner of Guadalupe and McClintock in Tempe, just off the 101 or US-60.

This event is sponsored by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, a state-wide research center dedicated to promoting the interdisciplinary exploration of medieval and Renaissance culture. To learn more about this event and others offered by ACMRS, please visit www.acmrs.org. Questions? Please email acmrs@acmrs.org.
Because "Well-behaved women rarely make history" - Eleanor Roosevelt

Part Seven of the Series "Fearless Females: Audacious and Feisty Women of the Middle Ages and Renaissance"

Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 South McClintock Drive Tempe, AZ 85283