'By the Banks of the Neva': Chapters from the Lives and Careers of the British in Eighteenth-Century Russia

  • Publish Date: 2007-08-20
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Anthony Cross
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This attractively-illustrated book offers a unique and 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. Based on an extremely wide use of primary sources from Britain and Russia, the book concentrates on the British within various fields such as commerce, the navy, the medical profession, science and technology, and the arts, and as curious travelers.