This collection of essays examines a number of issues in late medieval East Slavic cultural and intellectual history with particular focus on Muscovy and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Among the central topics of this book are the multilingual and multiconfessional cultural milieus in these lands, interaction between Muscovite and Ruthenian cultures, and contact between the Eastern Slavs and non-Slavic peoples residing wilhin and outside their ethnic terrain. This book will be of special interest to cultural historians, philologists and linguists.
The paper examines the history of dissemination in 14th-17th centuries in different european countries (especially in Eastern Europe), of one curious text, known as the "Privilege of Alexander the Great for the Slavs." Particular attention was given to the specifically Russian version of this text appeared in the latter half of the XVI century.