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Title:
Russia in the age of Catherine the Great
Author:
Madariaga, Isabel de, 1919-2014.
Publication Information:
New Haven : Yale University Press, [1981]

©1981
Physical Description:
xii, 698 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780300025156
Format :
Book

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Isabel de Madariaga is professor emeritus of Slavonic Studies at the University of London.

Isabel Margaret de Madariaga was born in Glasgow, Scotland on August 27, 1919. As a result of her father's career as a Spanish diplomat, she was educated in France and Switzerland, and then in Britain, where the family settled in 1936. She received first-class honours from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), where she was its first female undergraduate. During World War II, she monitored enemy broadcasts.

She completed a Ph.D. on Anglo-Russian relations during the American War of Independence (1775-83), which was published in 1962 as Britain, Russia and the Armed Neutrality of 1780. She taught at several universities including Sussex, Lancaster, and the SSEES. As a Russian historian, she wrote several books including Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great, Catherine the Great, and Ivan the Terrible. She was made a fellow of the British Academy in 1990 and the Royal Spanish Academy of History in 1991. She died on June 16, 2014 at the age of 94.

(Bowker Author Biography)