Scenes From the Court of Peter the Great: Based on the Latin Diary of John G. Korb, a Secretary of the Austrian Legation at the Court of Peter the Great (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Scenes From the Court of Peter the Great: Based on the Latin Diary of John G. Korb, a Secretary of the Austrian Legation at the Court of Peter the Great

This custom, borrowed like so many other Rus sian traditions from the Byzantines, and maintained through centuries, had proved a useful device to escape the jealousy of noble families at home and the humiliation of rejection by foreign dynasties, by no means eager at that time'to bestow their prin cesses upon the uncouth Czars of Russia. Thus the custom had become definitely established and pre ceded the betrothal of every Czar. The minutiae of etiquette were strictly observed in this proceeding. Ladies and gentlemen of the court were deputed to examine the young girls who journeyed to Moscow in answer to the call of the Czar. Their inspection was exacting and severe, extending to the most in timate details, and resulted in the selection of the finest specimen for presentation to the Czar.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - F. L. Glaser

Hardback

Published Date - August 28 2019

ISBN - 9780364054550

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.4 cm

Page Count - 202

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