Imperial Russia, 1700-1917.

This post features primary sources on the imperial period of Russian history.

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Catherine II, Empress of Russia. Documents of Catherine the Great; the Correspondence with Voltaire and the Instruction of 1767 in the English Text of 1768. New York, Russell & Russell, 1971. DK168.C3 1971 *Note: the correspondence with Voltaire is in French.

Catherine the Great. The Memoirs of Catherine the Great. New York: Macmillan, 1955. DK 170 .A262

Catherine the Great. The Memoirs of Catherine the Great. New York: Modern Library, 2005. DK170 .C3213 2005

Clyman, Toby, Judith Vowles, ed. Russia Through Women’s Eyes: Autobiographies from Tsarist Russia. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996. DK37.2 .R87 1996

Cross, Anthony Glenn. Russia Under Western Eyes, 1517-1825. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1971. DK19.C76

Dmytryshyn, Basil. Imperial Russia: A Source Book, 1700-1917. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1967. DK3.D57

Golder, Frank Alfred. Documents of Russian History, 1914-1917. Gloucester, MA: P. Smith, 1964. DK251.G6 1964

Ledyard, John. Journey Through Russia and Siberia, 1787-1788: The Journals and Selected Letters. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1966. DK23.L36

Masson, Charles Francois Philibert. Secret Memoirs of the Court of Petersburg. New York: Arno Press, 1970. DK171.M413

Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia. The letters of the Tsar to the Tsaritsa, 1914-1917. London, New York: John Lane; Dodd, Mead, 1929. DK258 .A4 A6

Paleologue, Maurice. An Ambassador’s Memoirs. New York: Octagon Books, 1972. DK265.P255 1972

Putnam, Peter. Seven Britons in Imperial Russia, 1698-1812. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1952. DK23.P9

Riha, Tomas. Readings in Russian Civilization. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1964. DK4 .R5

Serge, Victor. Memoirs of a Revolutionary, 1901-1941. London, New York: Oxford University Press, 1963. DK254 .S39 A313

Shul’gin, V.V. The Years: Memoirs of a Member of the Russian Duma, 1906-1917. New York: Hippocreme Books, 1984. DK254 .S5 A3213 1984

Walsh, Warren B. Readings in Russian History. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1948. DK3.W3

Wilmont, Martha. The Russian Journals of Catherine and Martha Milmont. New York: Arno Press, 1971. DK172.B7 1971

Wilson, Francesca. Muscovy: Russia Through Foreign Eyes, 1553-1900. New York: Praeger, 1970. DK19.W53 1971

Witte, Sergei. The Memoirs of Count Witte. Garden City, NY; Toronto: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1921. DK 254.W5 A5

Witte, Sergei. The Memoirs of Count Witte. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1990. DK254 .W5 V5 1990

A Source Book for Russian History from Early Times to 1917. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972. 3 volumes. DK3.S67 1972

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