Dorothea Lieven: A Russian Princess in London and Paris, 1785-1857
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BeschreibungThis biography provides a detailed look at the life and times of Dorothea Lieven, a woman who achieved the status of an independent stateswoman in the diplomatic communities of Russia, France and England. It examines the way in which Dorothea, entrusted with a secret diplomatic overture to England by Tsar Alexander I, participated in events which culminated in the birth of modern Greece. Using Princess Lieven's memoirs and other unpublished correspondence, the work provides a perspective on four Romanov rulers?Empress Catherine, Tsar Paul I, Tsar Alexander I and Tsar Nicholas I. The extent of Dorothea's political and diplomatic influence, through her friendships with King George IV, the Duke of Wellington and Talleyrand as well as her liaisons with Clement Metternich and Francois Guizot, is also discussed. An appendix contains medical testimonial regarding the Princess? declining health as well as some of her letters. A reference list of key events in her life is provided.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: MCFARLAND & CO INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2006
Seitenanzahl: 287 Seiten