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Kotoshikhin_autograph.gif  Сочинение о Московском государстве в середине xvii столетия Григория Котошихина Автограф Скоропись xvii века

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Dopiero co pisałem o ważnym, angielskim raporcie z Rosji w kluczowym dla nas XVII wieku, no i teraz trzeba mi to uzupełnić ówczesnym, ruskim raportem dla Szwedów. I znowu przychodzi mi skorzystać z pracy M. Poe – tym razem chodzi o Grigorija Kotoszychina i jego słynny raport:

„In a diplomatic report dated April 19, 1660, he had mistakenly omitted the word “master” [gosudar’] from the tsar’s very long and complicated title. An innocent mistake made by a trusted clerk who had by then served the tsar for over 15 years. He was beaten with rods. So naturally it never occurred to Kotoshikhin or any other Muscovite to write a tell-all description of Russian politics, at least while they were in Russia. Happily for us (though unhappily for him, as we will soon see), Kotoshikhin elected to jump the border and head for Poland in the Fall of 1664

 

DALEJ

 

 

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