Meždunarodnaja politika Ivana III i aktovoje nasledije polsko-litevské dynastie : pravoslavie uderživajuščego

Title in English International activity of Ivan III and heritage of acts of the Polish-lithuanian Princely Houses : Otrthodoxy of "the one who witholds"
Authors

BOČEK Pavel

Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Srednevekovaja pismennosť i i knižnosť XVI-XVII vv. Istočnikovedenije
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Field History
Keywords Ivan III; Orthodoxy; Moskovskaya Russia; Lithuania; Helena Ivanovna; Grand Duke Alexander
Description From the beginning of his governement the Grand Duke Ivan III considered himself a genuine Orthodox Tsar and protector of the Orthodox Church, which beagnn to percieve as an instrument of his foreign policy. A unique example of this conception became a marriage of Ivan´daugther Helena with Alexandr, The Grand Duke of Lithuania. The Orthodox Church as well as his own daugther served him as a means to enforce his interests of power and politics.
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