Originally published in 1931, this volume gathers together some key documents relating to Catherine II of Russia. The text is divided into two parts: the first contains letters 1 to 159 of Catherine's correspondence with Voltaire; the second contains ...
The Instructions to the Commissioners for Composing a New Code of Laws, created in 1767. The letters are given in the original French, whilst The Instructions are presented in an English translation from 1768. An introduction and generous notes are also provided, together with a chronological table covering events between 1762 and 1777. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Catherine's reign, Russian history, and eighteenth-century history in general.