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The World of the Eighteenth Century (for English Majors): Biography

English majors, and all others, are welcome to use this guide to understand the cultural & historical context in which the literature being read was created.

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great

Empress Catherine the Great, by F.S. Rotokov (1770).

Image from Art Museum Image Gallery.

18th Century Biographical Works

Reference Universe

Reference Universe searches the table of contents & indexes of recent print and electronic encyclopedias in the CSS Reference Collection.