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Jul 5, 2017

Sofia Svechina was a social force in early 19th century Paris. After emigrating from Russian, she operated one of the city's most popular salons, allowing her to become friends with—and adviser to—numerous political, social, and religious leaders. In this episode of Quadcast, host Peter Iglinski talks with Tatyana Bakhmetyeva, a lecturer at the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, who wrote Mother of the Church, a biography of Madame Sofia Svechina.