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Ingrid Maier

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Page Range

pp. 113-152

Print Length

39 pages

4. How Was Western Europe Informed about Muscovy? The Razin Rebellion in Focus

  • Ingrid Maier (author)
This investigates how publishers managed to acquire the reports from Muscovy that ended up in their newspapers and how this news was then transmitted to the West. Maier pays particular attention to the Swedish diplomats who were likely involved in the process. She analyses this dissemination of information in the context of the media sensation that was the Razin Rebellion, which, according to the German press historian Martin Welke, was one of the most frequently reported subjects in the German-language press of the years 1670–71. This chapter showcases Maier’s impressive multi-national command of archives.


Ingrid Maier