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Sigmund von Herberstein: Der Botschafter als Erzähler der Rerum Moscouiticarum Commentarii (1549 ff.) und Seiner Deutschen Ausgabe der Moscovia (Wien 1557)

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Sigmund von Herberstein (1486-1566) was the first Imperial ambassador to the Grand Dukes of Moscow in 1516/17 and in 1526 to publish an extensive report on Russia in Latin (1549) and in his own German version in 1567. As an Imperial ambassador he is a very experienced diplomat, keen observer and a very skillfull narrator of Russia's geography, history, religion, and social life, as will be shown in this paper.

Language: German

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2000

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