This book investigates Russia's transformation into a European Power by way of the activities of the tsarist translator and official Andrei Vinius, who became an important advisor to Peter the Great. Vinius emerges as an influential conduit of Western culture and technology, who played a key role in transforming Muscovy into Russia.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2013|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Introduction 1. The Disappearing Dutch and Russia's Modernisation 2. The Young Vinius 3. At the Foreign Office 4. Intrepid Diplomat 5. The Miloslavskii Ascendancy: Medicine and Mail 6 Seeker in an Age of Transition 7. Peter's Confidant 8. At the Siberian Desk 9. Old Servants Never Die, They Merely Fade Away 10. The Books of Andrei Vinius Conclusion Bibliography Index