From Rome to Moscow: Sophia Palaiologina and the Greeks in Russia Between the End of the Middle Ages and the Beginning of the Modern Era. About the Recent Biography of T. Matasova (Moscow 2016)

Marcello Garzaniti


In the popular series, Žizn’ zamečatel’nych ljudej (Lives of Famous People) was published the biography of Sophia Palaiologina, a figure who has left a deep mark on Russian history and culture. The volume, edited by T. Matasova (2016), tells the story of the descendant of the Byzantine imperial family, married in 1472 to the great prince of Moscow Ivan III. The fascinating reconstruction of the cultural, social and political context opens up new perspectives for research.


Sophia Palaiologina; Ivan III; Russian history; Russian culture

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