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Female Rule in Imperial Russia: Is Gender a Useful Category of Historical Analysisx?

Orel Beilinson

Orel Beilinson is a historian of imperial and post-imperial, but mainly socialist, eastern Europe. He is interested in the relationships between ideologies and between ideologies and social, political, and legal structures and practices. As such, his current researches investigate the relationship between socialism, modernity, and religion (Islam and Judaism) in this region during the turn of the nineteenth century. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Companion to Global Queenship

Arc Humanities Press, 2018



...Upon examining the list of Russian rulers from the time of Kiev to the Russian Federation, one finds nine women who ruled the Russian state: Olga (tenth century), Elena Glinskaya (sixteenth century), Natalia Naryshkina and Sofia Alekseyevna...