MAIASK. 2017. No. 9

Ya. G. Solodkin (Nizhnevartovsk, Russia).

THE PISKAREVSKY CHRONICLE AS A SOURCE ON THE HISTORY

OF THE RUSSIAN-CRIMEAN RELATIONS IN THE 1570s 1590s

DOI: 10.24411/2219-8857-2017-00018 

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Pages: 388-394

Formed in its final form in the middle of the 17th century, the Piskarevsky chronicle, based on the original part of which are notes of a Moscow official, contains quite lengthy entries devoted to the Crimean raids of 1571, 1572 and 1591 on the Russian capital, as well as the Serpukhov campaign of Tsar Boris Fedorovich. These entries, published according to the style and range of interests, from the pen of one person, preserved many unique, often quite reliable information (especially about Moscow's fire in May 1571 and battles near it after two decades), pass on an oral tradition (revealed in some other narrative memorials of that time) or captured the memories of a contemporary, although sometimes they show certain dependence on ranks.

 

Key words: Piskarevsky chronicle, Russia, Crimean Khanate, Ivan IV, Devlet-Girey, Kazy (Gazi)-Girey, Crimean invasion of Moscow in 1571, Molodino battle, invasion of Crimean Tatars into Russia in 1591, Serpukhov campaign of Tsar Boris Fedorovich, sources and degree of reliability of chronicle entries on Russian-Crimean relations.

 

Received October 18, 2017
Accepted for publication November 11, 2017

 

About the author:

Solodkin Yakov Grigorievich (Nizhnevartovsk, Russia). Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Research Laboratory of Regional Historical Studies, Nizhnevartovsk State University.

E-mail: hist2@yandex.ru