Bol’shaia chelobitnaia
(3,533 words)

Vtoraia chelobitnaia; , Pervaia chelobitnaia

‘Greater petition’

Ivan Semenovich Peresvetov, Ivashko son of Semen Peresvietov, Iwan or John Pereswetoff

Date: About 1549

Original Language: Old Russian


Two petitions to Tsar Ivan IV of Muscovy (r. 1533-84) bearing the name ‘Ivashko son of Semen Peresvietov’ have survived. As one of them is significantly longer than the other, it is customary in historiography to…

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Gruber, Yeshayahu, “ Bol’shaia chelobitnaia”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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