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 Povestʾ preslavna
(621 words)

‘The wondrous tale’

Semen Ivanovich Shakhovskoi

Date: After 1625

Original Language: Old Russian


This tale (in full, its title is Povest ʾ  preslavna, skazuema o perenesenii mnogoch desnyia rizy Spasa Khrista ot Persid v tsarstvuiushchii grad Moskvu, ‘The wondrous tale of how the most holy raiments of Christ the Saviour were transferred from Persia to the imperial city of Moscow’) covers the historical event of the presentation of a relic of Christ …

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Griffin, Clare, “ Povestʾ preslavna”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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