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.
Books by Andrei Zorin
Interviews with Andrei Zorin
Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great
by Isabel de Madariaga
Catherine the Great
by Simon Dixon
Catherine the Great and Potemkin: The Imperial Love Affair
by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Selected Letters of Catherine the Great
by Catherine the Great
Working the Rough Stone: Freemasonry and Society in 18th Century Russia
by Douglas Smith
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.