The Missio Muscovitica

The Missio Muscovitica TRANSLATION-TRADUCTION T h e Missio M u s c o v i t i c a H U G H F. G R A H A M , t r . a n d ed. This valuable informative account o f conditions in the Grand Duchy o f Muscovy during the latter half o f the sixteenth century is also o f the greatest significance for East-West relations at a crucial period. The narrative was composed by the distinguished Italian priest and diplomat, the Jesuit Father Antonio Possevino, who was sent by the pope on a mission to Moscow at a time when Russia under Ivan the Terrible was experiencing a severe crisis. In general this was a period o f turmoil in Europe, since new forces, impelled by the rapid spread o f Protestantism, were coming to the fore. The papacy had resolutely set its face against innovation in the spheres of religion and high politics, which it continued to regard as inseparable from one another, and h a d r a l l i e d i t s v e r y c o n s i d e r a b l e resources http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Canadian-American Slavic Studies Brill

The Missio Muscovitica

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 1972 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0090-8290
eISSN
2210-2396
D.O.I.
10.1163/221023972X00183
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Abstract

TRANSLATION-TRADUCTION T h e Missio M u s c o v i t i c a H U G H F. G R A H A M , t r . a n d ed. This valuable informative account o f conditions in the Grand Duchy o f Muscovy during the latter half o f the sixteenth century is also o f the greatest significance for East-West relations at a crucial period. The narrative was composed by the distinguished Italian priest and diplomat, the Jesuit Father Antonio Possevino, who was sent by the pope on a mission to Moscow at a time when Russia under Ivan the Terrible was experiencing a severe crisis. In general this was a period o f turmoil in Europe, since new forces, impelled by the rapid spread o f Protestantism, were coming to the fore. The papacy had resolutely set its face against innovation in the spheres of religion and high politics, which it continued to regard as inseparable from one another, and h a d r a l l i e d i t s v e r y c o n s i d e r a b l e resources

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Canadian-American Slavic StudiesBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1972

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