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Dumbarton Oaks Studies
Russian Travelers to Constantinople in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
George P. Majeska

Russian pilgrim depictions of Constantinople have long been recognized as among the best sources for the topography of the Byzantine capital. In this volume, George P. Majeska has produced the first scholarly edition of the five Russian travel narratives that 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 relates the Russian material to other sources for Byzantine and medieval Russian history as well as to modern archaeological and historical scholarship.