AGO Podcast #6 – Catherine the Great and the Mythology of Empire
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Recorded: December, 2005 at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Richard S. Wortman, Bryce Professor of History at Columbia University
Richard S. Wortman is author of the pioneering study Scenarios of Power: Myth and Ceremony in Russian Monarchy (Princeton Univ. Press, 1995), for which he was awarded the George L. Mosse prize of the American Historical Association. He will discuss the role of myth, symbol and ritual in the exercise of monarchical power in the age of Catherine the Great.