«Еже двѣ сестреницѣ поимати мужеви»: близкородственные браки в древнерусской антилатинской полемике и социальных практиках средневековой Европы
Old Rusian religious poliemists periodically criticised ‘latinizers’ for admitting a specific kind of marriage between close relatives, i.e. admitting a widower to marry the sister of his late spouse, Source material demonstrates that such a reproaches addressed real matrimonial practices of Eastern European elite of the 11th–14th century. Despite literary nature and a high influence from Byzantine sources, Old-Rusian ‘anti-latin’ polemics reacted to actual dynastic problems. arising from the policy of Rusian princes.