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Published by Slavica Publishers in Columbus, Ohio .
Written in English



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  • Eighteenth century -- Congresses.,
  • Russia -- Civilization -- 18th century -- Congresses.

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Other titlesEighteenth-century Russia.
Statementorganized by the Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia, and held at Indiana University at Bloomington, USA, September 1984 ; edited by R.P. Bartlett, A.G. Cross, Karen Rasmussen.
ContributionsBartlett, Roger P., 1939-, Cross, Anthony Glenn., Rasmussen, Karen., Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia. International Conference
LC ClassificationsDK127 .R88 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 680 p., 4 p. of plates :
Number of Pages680
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2137386M
ISBN 100893571865
LC Control Number88204638

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