History – Heart of Iron:

Historical Information

(This section is under construction. Please check back often as I continue to add to it. Bibliography is at the bottom of the page.)

Post 1: The Decembrists

Post 2: Anglomania and Inheritance Laws in Russia

Post 3: Women in Science

Post 4: Porcelain dolls of Russian rulers and other historical figures.

Post 5: Religion in Heart of Iron.

Photographs of historical points of interest in Moscow


(Tsaritsino Museum, Moscow)


(Kolomenskoe park)


Wendy Rosslyn. Women and Gender in 18Th-Century Russia (Women and Gender in the Early Modern World). Ashgate Publishing, 2003.

Jonathan Spence. God’s Chinese Son. WW Norton and Co, 1996.

Arthur Waley. The Opium War through Chinese Eyes. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1958.

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