Chapter 9. East by North-East: The English among the Russians, 1553–1603

  1. Jyotsna G. Singh
  1. Gerald MacLean Professor

Published Online: 28 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310986.ch9

A Companion to the Global Renaissance: English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion

A Companion to the Global Renaissance: English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion

How to Cite

MacLean, G. (2009) East by North-East: The English among the Russians, 1553–1603, in A Companion to the Global Renaissance: English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion (ed J. G. Singh), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310986.ch9

Author Information

  1. University of Exeter, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405154765

Online ISBN: 9781444310986

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Keywords:

  • east by north-east - the English among the Russians;
  • questions of discovery - key element of a Global Renaissance characterized by massive realignments among powerful European states;
  • Henry - more interested in heroic war and courtly love than overseas exploration, navigation, or trade;
  • 1553 expedition - inspired by commercial incentives;
  • voyage of 1555 - primarily aimed at establishing a resident community of merchants in strategic ports;
  • adventurous travels of Jenkinson - displacing moral concerns into a mythology of courage and patriotic superiority;
  • Jenkinson's contribution to his nation's fame - diplomacy, cartography, navigation, ethnography, and literature;
  • trans-Caspian expeditions - helped to fuel interest in foreign parts and peoples;
  • global renaissance - involving movements across national, linguistic, religious, and cultural borders

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Second Cold War?

  • By Sea to Cathay

  • Hakluyt, and Books to Build an Empire

  • By Way of Conclusion

  • References and Further Reading