Russian Travelers to Constantinople in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
George P. Majeska
Dumbarton Oaks Studies
Historical Texts: Facsimiles and Translations, Byzantine Studies, Byzantine History
ISBN: 978-0-88402-101-8, Hardcover, 1984, Buy here
Russian pilgrim depictions of Constantinople have long been recognized as among the best sources for the topography of the Byzantine capital. In this volume Professor Majeska has produced the first scholarly edition of the five Russian travel narratives which deal with Constantinople in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries; the accompanying English translations make this material available to scholars who do not read Old Russian. The substantial commentary, which makes up part two of this study, relates the Russian material to other sources for Byzantine and medieval Russian history as well as to modern archaeological and historical scholarship.
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