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Contemporary Ottoman Views of Catherine the Great. / Menchinger, Ethan.

In: Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies., Vol. 42, No. 1, 19.02.2019, p. 84-100.

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Menchinger, E 2019, 'Contemporary Ottoman Views of Catherine the Great', Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies., vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 84-100. https://doi.org/10.1111/1754-0208.12591

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Menchinger E. Contemporary Ottoman Views of Catherine the Great. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. 2019 Feb 19;42(1):84-100. https://doi.org/10.1111/1754-0208.12591

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Menchinger, Ethan. / Contemporary Ottoman Views of Catherine the Great. In: Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. 2019 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 84-100.

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