IASH is delighted to present number 20 in our Occasional Papers series, The Enlightened Virago: Princess Dashkova through the Eyes of Others, edited by Dr Georgina Barker. The text is an edited collection of memoirs, reminiscences, diaries, letters and other documents relating to the remarkable life of Princess Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova (1743-1810). It features contributions from Catherine the Great, Voltaire, Denis Diderot, Benjamin Franklin, Elizabeth Carter, Samuel Bentham and many more, as well as translations of poetry by Elena Shvarts and Novella Matveeva. The text also includes the full playscript of Princess Dashkova, the Woman Who Shook the World, as presented at St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh on 29 November 2018.
Hard copies are available on request from IASH, or you can view the e-book here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/dashkova/research-resources/about-princess-dashkova/dashkova-iash-project