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 O Rossii v tsarstvovanie Alekseia Mikhailovicha
(1,865 words)

'On Russia in the reign of Aleksej Mikhajlovich'

Grigorii Kotoshikhin

Date: Before 25 August 1667

Original Language: Russian


This work is a unique and rich source on Russia in the mid-17th century, written by a well-informed Russian eyewitness. Kotoshikhin had already been working on the first seven chapters when he wrote a letter to the Swedish chancellor, Count M.G. de la Gardie, which can be dated to May 1666 (Pennington, ‘Unpublished letter’, pp. 116-22). This gives a hint of the term…

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Tolstikov, Alexander, “ O Rossii v tsarstvovanie Alekseia Mikhailovicha”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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