Early Explorations of Russia

Early Explorations of Russia

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It was only during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that western Europeans discovered the lands now known as Russia. Travellers to these lands published their discoveries for an interested and curious public, revealing details of a country very different from what Western Europeans were used to. This collection brings together the most important ethnographic accounts of Russia from the period 1500 to 1700. All the volumes contain eye-witness accounts of an analytic and descriptive, but not narrative, character, and are reprinted in their earliest editions, except for those volumes where the original edition was in a language uncommon amongst contemporary European readers, in which cases a translation into a commonly accessible European language has been used.


Volume I Introduction Part One: The Present State of Russia: in a Letter to a Friend at London Bibliographic Note on Samuel Collins Samuel Collins, The Present State of Russia: in a Letter to a Friend at London, London: Dorman Newman, 1671 Part Two: Of the Russe Common Wealth Bibliographic Note on Giles Fletcher Giles Fletcher, Of the Russe Common Wealth, London: Thomas Charde, 1591 Volume II Part One: Moscovia der Haupstadt Bibliographic Note on Sigismund von Herberstein Sigismund von Herberstein, Moscovia der Haupstadt, Vienna: Michael Zimmerman, 1557. Part Two: Estat de l'Empire de Russie et Grand Duch de Muscovie Bibliographic Note on Jacques Margeret Jacques Margeret, Estat de l'Empire de Russie et Grand Duch de Muscovie, Paris: Mathieu Guillemot, 1607. Volume III Bibliographic Note on Johann Georg Korb Johann Georg Korb, Diary of an Austrian Secretary of Legation at the Court of Czar Peter the Great, Vienna: Leopold Voigt, c. 1700. Volume IV Bibliographic Note on Augustin Freiherr von Meyerberg Augustin Freiherr von Meyerberg, Relation d'un Voyage en Moscovie, Leiden: Frederik Harring, 1688. Volume V Part One: Relation curieuse, et nouvelle de Moscovie Bibliographic Note on Foy de la Neuville Foy de la Neuville, Relation curieuse, et nouvelle de Moscovie, Paris: Pierre Aubouyn and Charles Clouzier, 1698. Volume VI Bibliographic Note on Adam Olearius Adam Olearius, Ausfurliche Beschreibung der kundbaren Reyss nach Muscow und Persien, Schleszwig: Johan Holwein, 1666. Volume VII Bibliographic Note on Paul of Aleppo Paul of Aleppo, The Travels of Macarius Patriarch of Antioch - Part One, London:; The Oriental Translation Fund, 1836 Volume VIII Paul of Aleppo, The Travels of Macarius Patriarch of Antioch - Part Two, London: The Oriental translation Fund, 1836 Volume IX Bibliographic Note on Petrus Petreius Petrus Petreius, Historien und Bericht von dem Grossfurstenthumb Muschkow, Lipsae: 1620. Volume X Bibliographic Note on Antonio Possevino Antonio Possevino, The Moscovia of Antonio Possevino, S. J., Antwerp: 1587. Volume XI Bibliographic Note on Jacob Reutenfels Jacob Reutenfels, De rebus Muschoviticis ad serenissimum Magnum Hetruriae Ducem Cosmum tertium , Patavii: Typis P. M. Frambotti, 1680. Volume XII Bibliographic Note on Heinrich von Staden Heinrich von Staden, Aufzeichnungen ver de Moskauer Staat, Hamburg: Friederichsen, de Gruyter & Co., 1930.

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  • ISBN13: 9780700714797
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1008
  • ID: 9780700714797
  • weight: 9661
  • ISBN10: 0700714790

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