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 Novosiltstev’s ambassadorial report
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Novosiltstev’s ambassadorial reportStateĭnyĭ spisok


Ivan Petrovich Novosiltsev

Date: 1570

Original Language: Old Russian


Stateĭnyĭ  spisok is Novosiltsev’s official report of his embassy to Sultan Selim II, submitted on his return from Istanbul in 1570. It is written in typical 16th-century ambassadorial style, recording minute details of every interaction and conversation held with Ottoman officials both during the journey and in I…

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Yaşar, Murat, “ Novosiltstev’s ambassadorial report”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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