Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 26 July 2018

480 Pages


ISBN: 9780198736462

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (TD)

Catherine the Great: Selected Letters

Catherine The Great
Andrew Kahn and Kelsey Rubin-Detlev

Oxford World's Classics

  • Catherine's letters provide an intimate history of the Russian state as well as a portrait of her character and qualities
  • The edition includes a chronology of Catherine's life in parallel with major contemporary events, as well as a short biography
  • A gazetteer provides accessible biographies of Catherine's addressees
  • A bibliography gives guidance to readers, including students, who wish to pursue in greater depth aspects of Catherine's life, Enlightenment politics, literature (including epistolarity), and Russian history
  • The Introduction gives a thorough and spirited overview of her reign and also an analysis of Catherine's literary skill as a letter-writer
  • The book is organized chronologically and thematically into six periods. Each period features a separate brief introduction to the domestic, personal and foreign policy contexts out of which her letters emerge

Also of Interest