The Russian Empire and Grand Duchy of Muscovy
A Seventeenth-Century French Account
When Captain Jacques Margeret returned to France in 1606 after some six years of service in Muscovy, he was commissioned by Henry IV to compile a description of that little-known land. The result, which was first printed in 1607 and immediately became popular, is one of the most valuable portraits that we have of Muscovy. . . . Chester Dunning presents this valuable text in a superb edition. The translation is both careful and highly readable.