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Though the history of relation between Western Europe and the world of the Eastern Slavs (Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians) is ancient and goes back to the beginning of recorded Russian history in the early Middle Ages, significant development occurred only from the second half of the fifteenth century onwards. At this time, many Western European States, that were looking for an ally in Eastern Europe against the continuously expanding Ottoman empire and for new markets, began to develop interest in the emerging powerful Muscovy and, with a lesser degree, in Ruthenia, i.e. the eastern Slavic territories of Poland Lithuania. Diplomats and merchants, mainly from Italy, Germany, England and Poland, were among the first people to write descriptions about Muscovy and Ruthenia. They were soon followed by some famous humanists who developed a strong interest in Muscovy, the strange customs of its people and the despotic regime of its rulers. Knowledge about Muscovy and Ruthenia in Renaissance Western Europe circulated through many different manuscript and printed sources: chorographic treatises, cosmographies, chronicles, atlases… Most of the authors of these descriptions have never been to Muscovy nor Ruthenia. They wrote second-hand descriptions. Therefore the quality of their information about these territories are variable depending on the quality of their sources. The way of describing them clearly indicates the cultural shock provoked between Renaissance Western Europe and the world of the Eastern Slavs. The “orbis Russiarum” was a strange one for the majority of Western European authors who tended to present a stereotyped image of the Eastern Slaves that still survives today.


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"Orbis Russiarum" : Genèse et développement de la représentation du monde "russe" en Occident à la Renaissance

"Orbis Russiarum" : Genèse et développement de la représentation du monde "russe" en Occident à la Renaissance

Though the history of relation between Western Europe and the world of the Eastern Slavs (Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians) is ancient and goes back to the beginning of recorded Russian history in the early Middle Ages, significant development...

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Title "Orbis Russiarum" : Genèse et développement de la représentation du monde "russe" en Occident à la Renaissance
Edition First Edition
Volume 382
By (author) Stéphane MUND
ISSN 0082-6081
Issue 382
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 10/1/2003
 
Format Hardback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-00849-5
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600008495
Reference no. 3-382
Publication Date 10/1/2003
Nb of pages 0 - 600
Illustrations 23 illustrations
Dimensions 17.5 x 25 cm
Weight 1500 gr
 
Format Hardback + PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-20849-9
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600208499
Reference no. 3-382-lot
Publication Date
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Dimensions 17.5 x 25 cm
Weight 1500 gr
 
Format PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-10849-2
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600108492
Reference no. 3-382-pdf
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