A Russian Paints America: The Travels of Pavel P. Svin'in, 1811-1813 by Pavel P. Svin'inA Russian Paints America: The Travels of Pavel P. Svin'in, 1811-1813 by Pavel P. Svin'in

A Russian Paints America: The Travels of Pavel P. Svin'in, 1811-1813

byPavel P. Svin'in, Marina Swoboda, William Benton Whisenhunt

Hardcover | October 17, 2008

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A Russian Paints America presents the first complete English translation of Svin'in's fascinating memoir. Thirty-one original watercolours complement his provocative views on topics such as slavery, religion, politics, and the fine arts. Introductory essays by Marina Swoboda and William Whisenhunt examine Russian-American relations, consider Svin'in's life and particular role in Russian history, and set his work in the context of the genre of picturesque travel - Svin'in clearly did not set out to produce a scholarly account of the United States but a work of literature, at a time when Russian literary language was in its earliest stages of development.
Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of official Russian-American relations, A Russian Paints America is a distinctive work of interdisciplinary and transnational scholarship that provides a compelling picture of the political and cultural environment in Russia and America in the early nineteenth century.
Marina Swoboda, co-editor of Old Testament Apocrypha in the Slavonic Tradition, is the author of numerous articles in the field of early Russian literature and cultural history.William Benton Whisenhunt, professor of history, College of DuPage, is the
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Title:A Russian Paints America: The Travels of Pavel P. Svin'in, 1811-1813Format:HardcoverDimensions:230 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 17, 2008Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773534148

ISBN - 13:9780773534148

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"This is an important subject, and this Russian's view of America needs more recognition." Norman E. Saul, University of Kansas "An interesting and important early account of American landscape, society, and government, from a point of view largely unknown in North America - that of a moderately progressive Russian official at the time of Alexander I." Paul Bushkovitch, Yale University