This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852. Excerpt: ... Wyt JHstorg, tortttett tn tfje ILattn Eongue 62 $aulus V, JOUIUS, BYSHOP OF NUCERIA IN ITALIE, OF THE LEGATION OR AMBA8 SADE OF GREAT BASILIUS PRINCE OF MOSCOUTA, TO POPE CLEMENT THE VII. OF THAT NAME: IN WHICH IS CONTEYNED THE DESCRIPTION OF MOSCOUIA WITH THE REGIONS CONFINYNG ABOUT THE SAME, EUEN VNTO THE GREAT AND RTCH EMPIRE OF CATHAY. I intend first briefly to describe tbe situation of the region which we plainely see to have ben litle knowen to Strabo and Ptoleme, and then to proceede in rehearsing the maners, customes and religion of the people. And this in maner in the like simple stile and phrase of speach as the Demetrius same was declared unto us by Demetrius the Ambassadour, the ambas,,,, Moacouia a man not ignorant in the Latin tongue, as from his youth brought up in Liuonia, where he learned the first rudiments of letters, and being growne to mans age, executed thoflice of an Ambassadour into dyuers Christian prouinces. For whereas by reason of his approued faithfulnesse & industrie, he had before ben sent as Oratour to the kynges of Suecia and Denmarke, & the great maister of Prussia, hee was at the last sente to Themperour Maximilian, in whose courte (beinge replenyshed with all sortes of men) while he was conuersant, if any thyng of barbarous maners yet remayned in so docible & quiet a nature, the same was put away by framyng hym selfe to better ciuilitie. The cause of his legacie or ambassade, was given Panius by Paulus Centurio a Genuese, who when he had receiued Centurio. letters commendatory of pope Leo the tenth, & came to Moscouia for the trade of marchaundies, of his owne mynde conferred with the familiars of Duke Basilius as touching the conformation of the rites of both churches. He furthermore of great magnanimitie, and in mane...
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