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Published: 01 November 2015

288 Pages | 2 Illustrations, black & white

9.25 x 6.13 inches

ISBN: 9780719097003

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Exploring Russia in the Elizabethan commonwealth

The Muscovy Company and Giles Fletcher, the elder (1546-1611)

Felicity Stout

Published by Manchester University Press

Politics Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain MUP

  • Provides a fresh and timely exploration of late Elizabethan interactions with and writings on Russia
  • The most in-depth analysis of Giles Fletcher>'s work on Russia since the late nineteenth century
  • Contributes a different approach to the historiography of late Elizabethan political culture by using documents on Anglo-Russian trade and diplomacy to explore themes of tyranny, corruption and commonwealth within the Elizabethan regime
  • Explores Elizabethan reading and censorship practices in an innovative way and advances an alternative argument for why Fletcher>'s account of Russia was censored in 1591