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‘From Russia With Love’: Agents And Their Victims

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Art lovers who traveled to Rome at the end of the eighteenth century had to endure quite a few strains and threats. In the eighteenth century, the term 'agent' referred to several yet tightly connected functions such as the diplomatic and political commissioner, the business man as well as the employee of the intelligent service or spy. All of these interpretations can be found combined in the 'art agent' who not only fulfilled diplomatic and business tasks on behalf of one or several clients, but occasionally-as the famous example of Baron Philipp von Stosch shows-could even act as a spy.

Keywords: agent; eighteenth century; Russia



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