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The memoirs of Princess Dashkova

Author: E R Dashkova, kni︠a︡gini︠a︡; Kyril FitzLyon; Jehanne M Gheith; A Woronzoff-Dashkoff
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1995.
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"This memoir tell the story of a woman who at age eighteen played an important role in the coup that brought Catherine the Great to the throne. The relationship between these two women, often tense, is a central theme throughout this story. Dashkova, occupying the highly unusual position of both stateswoman and mother, also reveals her own path between the demands and limitations of the private and public spheres of  Read more...
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Dashkova, E.R. (Ekaterina Romanovna), kni︠a︡gini︠a︡, 1743-1810.
Memoirs of Princess Dashkova.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)607850489
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Dashkova, E.R. (Ekaterina Romanovna), kni︠a︡gini︠a︡, 1743-1810.
Memoirs of Princess Dashkova.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)624400604
Named Person: E R Dashkova, kni︠a︡gini︠a︡; E R Dashkova, kni︠a︡gini︠a︡; E R Kniaginia Dashkova
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E R Dashkova, kni︠a︡gini︠a︡; Kyril FitzLyon; Jehanne M Gheith; A Woronzoff-Dashkoff
ISBN: 0822316218 9780822316213
OCLC Number: 31436616
Language Note: Translation of: Mémoires de la Princess Dashkova.
Description: x, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Mémoires de la princesse Daschkoff.
Responsibility: translated and edited by Kyril Fitzlyon ; introduction by Jehanne M Gheith ; afterword by A. Woronzoff-Dashkoff.

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One of the first women to hold office in Europe, her memoir offers a rare glimpse into the life of a strong and outspoken public figure who was recognized in her own time but who died in isolation  Read more...

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