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Days of a Russian Noblewoman
The Memories of Anna Labzina, 1758–1821
Edited and Translated by Gary Marker and Rachel May
"Fascinating.... A valuable source for the study of Russian women's history."—Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter, author of Social Identity in Imperial Russia
"A valuable translation that offers telling insights on the ways in which historical forces intersected in the life and consciousness of a Russian noblewoman."—Alexander Martin, author of Romantics, Reformers, and Reactionaries
Providing a unique glimpse into the domestic life of Russia's nobility in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Days of a Russian Noblewoman combines a rare memoir and a diary, now translated into English for the first time. Anna Labzina was relatively well educated by the standards of her day, and she traveled widely through the Russian empire. Yet, unlike most writers of her time, she writes primarily as a dutiful, if inwardly rebellious, daughter and wife, reflecting on the onerous roles assigned to women in a male-centered society.
(2001) 202 pp.
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Introduction by Gary Marker and Rachel May
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