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Author: Ghica, Elena

Pseudonyms:D'Istria, Dora
Spouse/other names:Koltsov-Massalsky | Ghika | Koltsova-Massalskaya, Helena
Year of birth:1828
Year of death:1888
About her personal situation:Standardizingsvdfeb14 Origin • Place of birth : Bucharest • Place(s) of residence: Prussia | Russia | Switzerland | Italy • Place of death: Florence National identity • Nationality : Not yet checked • First language(s) : Not yet checked Marital status : - Married | separated Number of children : Not yet checked Social class : - Aristocracy by birth - Aristocracy by marriage Education: - Not yet checked Religion - Not yet checked

Countries:France - Italy - Russia - Switzerland - Romania
Relations to other authors: Friend of Bremer, Fredrika
Friend of La Ramée, Maria Louise de

Daughter of Faca, Ecaterina
Acquaintance of Papadopoulou, Arsinoi

About her professional situation:Standardizingsvdfeb14 Authorial attribution: - Not yet checked Profession(s) and other activities : - journalist - translator from ancient greek - travel writer Language(s) in which she wrote : - French Collaboration/connections with male authors : - Not yet checked Financial aspects of her career: - Not yet checked Memberships: - Not yet checked
Elements of bibliography:MENTIONED IN: - Dictionnaire des contemporains, Vapereau, Louis Gustave: Hachette, Paris, 1858, p. 553. - Bartolomeo Cecchetti, Dora d’Istria (Notizie biografiche), Venezia, 1868 - Buck, Guide to women's literature, 1992: "[...] devoted to the causes of national minorities " - McFadden, Golden Cables: Matrix, 189 - Dicționarul general al literaturii române, București, Ed. Univers Enciclopedic, 2004, pp. 719-721 - De Haan a.o., A Biographical Dictionary of Women's Movements and Feminisms. CEU press, 2006. Cf. - Cecchetti, Bibliografia della Principessa Elena Ghika - Dora d’Istria, Venezzia, 1868; Firenze, 1873 - Angelo de Gubernatis Dizionario de scrittori contemporanei, Firenze, 1879,p. 386 - Idem, « Dora d’Istria », Revue internationale, Rome, t. XXI, 10 janvier 1889, pp. 58-74 - Paolo Mantegazza, Le donne del mio tempo. Una principessa, Roma, 1905 - Antonio d’Alessandri, Il pensiero e l’opera di Dora d’Istria fra Oriente Europeo e Italia ( pref. Francesco Guida), Roma, Gangemi, 2007 - Petre Ciureanu, « Dora d’Istria », Revue des études roumaines, no. 2, 1954, Paris, pp. 169-192; no. 3-4, 1957, pp. 82-110. - Armand Pommier, Profils contemporains – Mme la Comtesse Dora d’Istria (Paris: Lécrivain Toubon, 1863) - Cristia Maksutovici and Georgeta Penelea-Filitti, Dora d’Istria (Bucuresti: Criterion, 2004) - Antonio D'Alessandri, "Il pensiero e l’opera di Dora d’Istria fra Oriente europeo e Italia", Istituto per la storia del Risorgimento italiano, Biblioteca scientifica, Serie II: Memorie, vol. 54, Roma, 2007.
Websites: Wikipedia on her
Wikipedia on her (in English)
Enciclopedia Romaniei (in Romanian)
Extracts from the book "Blouse Roumaine"
NEWW contribution Istanbul 2012 I. Mihaila
NEWW contribution Madrid 2010 I. Mihaila
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Works written by this author

E 1 La nationalité albanaise d’après les chants populaires (1860)
E 2 Des femmes par une femme (1869)
E 3 Excursions en Roumélie et en Morée (1863)
E 4 Ghica, Elena, the author (1860)
E 5 Gli Albanesi in Rumenia, storia dei principi Ghika nei secoli XVII, XVIII e XIX su documenti inediti degli archivii di Venezia Vienna, Parigi, Berlino, Constantinopoli, etc. Traduzione dal Francese di B. Cecchetti (1877)
E 6 Gli eroi della Rumenia (1877)
E 7 La Poésie populaire des Magyars. (1870)
E 8 La Suisse allemande et l’ascension du Moench (1856)
E 9 La Vénitienne (1865)
E 10 La nationalité hellénique d’après les chants populaires (1867)
E 11 La nationalité roumaine d’après les chants populaires (1859)
E 12 La poésie des Ottomans (1873)
E 13 La vie monastique dans l’Église orientale (1855)
E 14 Le Surnaturel dans le monde végétal (1879)
E 15 Les Femmes en Occident (1861)
E 16 Les Femmes en Orient. I. La Péninsule orientale. II. La Russie (1859)

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