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- DescriptionThis 1996 book offers a fascinating investigation into the lives and careers of the British in eighteenth-century Russia and, more specifically, into the development of a vibrant British community in St Petersburg during the city's first century of existence as the new capital of an ever-expanding Russian empire. Based on an extremely wide range of primary sources from Britain and Russia, the book concentrates on the activities of the British within various fields such as commerce, the navy, the medical profession, science and techlogy, and the arts and ends with a broad survey of travellers and of travel literature, much of which is wadays completely unkwn. Also included are many attractive and unusual illustrations which help to demonstrate the variety and character of Russia's British community.
- PrizesWinner of Alec Nove Prize 1997.
- Author(s)Anthony Cross
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication13/11/1996
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note44 b/w illus.
- Weight980 g
- Width174 mm
- Height247 mm
- Spine27 mm
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