Legends of the Icon of Our Lady of Vladimir: A Study of the Development of Muscovite National Consciousness

@article{Miller1968LegendsOT,
  title={Legends of the Icon of Our Lady of Vladimir: A Study of the Development of Muscovite National Consciousness},
  author={David B. Miller},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={1968},
  volume={43},
  pages={657 - 670}
}
THE icon of Our Lady of Vladimir was one of the most popular and revered symbols of national consciousness in old Russia. Yet historians, who long have noted the Byzantine influence in descriptions of Muscovite power, have largely ignored the importance of the icon in mediaeval Russian political thought.' Also most historians who have remarked on the importance of the icon have dated tales about it, which include Muscovite claims to national leadership, to the time of the invasion of Tamerlane… Expand

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