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Sigismund von Herberstein: Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii

Sigismund von Herberstein: Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii. Synoptische Edition der lateinischen und der deutschen Fassung letzter Hand Basel 1556 und Wien 1557. / Unter der Leitung von Frank Kämpfer erstellt von Eva Maurer und Andreas Fülberth. Redigiert von Hermann Beyer-Thoma [Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii. Synoptic Edition of the Last Authorized Latin and German Versions of Basel 1556 and Vienna 1557. / Prepared by Eva Maurer and Andreas Fülberth under the supervision of Frank Kämpfer. Revised and edited by Hermann Beyer-Thoma]. Osteuropa-Institut München (Regensburg). - 2007. - 588 pages Herberstein

The ‟Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii" by Sigismund von Herberstein are presented in a critical, synoptic edition of the ‟last authorized" German and Latin versions and contain an index. The electronic copy in PDF format, available free of charge, and the printed version that may be ordered as a book-on-demand are identical.
Sigismund von Herberstein's description of Russia was published originally in Latin in 1549. It was based on the experience and knowledge that Herberstein had acquired on two journeys to Russia as envoy of the Emperor during which he also analyzed all Russian and Church-Slavonic sources that were accessible to him along the way. He supplemented the work several times over the following years, latterly in the 1556 edition, which was followed by a supplemented and modified German version in the following year. Due to its wealth of knowledge and its high level of reflection, Herberstein's description has influenced the image of, and clichés about, Russia throughout Europe, and above all in Germany, for centuries.
This critical edition, which has been made possible through the German Research Foundation's financial support, synoptically compares the Latin and German ‟last authorized" editions from 1556 and 1557. The volume contains comprehensive indexes of individuals, places and names of ethnic groups. Sigismund or Siegmund von Herberstein (1486–1566) was a high-ranking imperial diplomat with origins in the Styrian nobility who undertook numerous travels abroad during his years of service. Professor Dr. Frank Kämpfer, head of the edition project, was Professor of East European History at the University of Münster until 2003. >>>