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Interkulturellt utbyte mellan Västeuropa och Moskvastaten: Frågor om modernisering och periodisering
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, Slavic Languages. (slaviska språk)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, Slavic Languages.
2015 (Swedish)In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 81, no 2 (supplement 1), 80-89 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

"Cross-Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe: Translations ofWest-European Newspapers into Russian (c. 1600-1725)" is a joint project between historians and philologists from Sweden, Russia and the USA. The project revolves around handwritten news translations, known as "Vesti-Kuranty", which were made in Moscow for the tsar and the boyars. One of our aims is to contribute to the task of publishing these manuscripts; another is to study linguistic and historical aspects of the texts.

The period when these translations were made is often characterized as a time of changes in Russian history, which.leads to the question of periodization. The labels applied to European history, such as Medieval, Early Modern and Modern, cannot unreservedly be applied to Russian circumstances, and various approaches have been suggested. One central question is whether the reign of Peter I is to be considered a major divide. He is often seen as the great modernizer and westernizer, although it could perhaps be questioned whether these two concepts are synonymous.

The eighteenth century is often regarded as a time of reforms and standardization efforts in Russian language history as well. In this field, as elsewhere in Russian society, there was a desire to change things in Peter I's time, but the changes were not implemented until the late eighteenth century.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 81, no 2 (supplement 1), 80-89 p.
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Slavic Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242745ISI: 000371845600008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-242745DiVA: diva2:784877
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, RFP12-0055:1

English title in Web of Science: Cross-cultural exchange between Western Europe and Muscovy: Questions of modernization and periodization

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