Andrei Zorin

Andrei Zorin

Andrei Zorin is Professor of Russian at the University of Oxford and a fellow of New College. He works on the history of Russian literature and culture in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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The best books on Catherine the Great, recommended by Andrei Zorin

She was born in 1729 as Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, a German princess, but by 1762 had become Empress of All Russia and went on to rule for 34 years as Catherine II. She regarded herself as an enlightened despot who embraced the ideas of the Enlightenment and consorted with the French philosophes. Russian historian Andrei Zorin introduces the remarkably industrious and able politician who is remembered as Catherine the Great.

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