Marfa Boretskaia, Posadnitsa of Novgorod: A Reconsideration of Her Legend and Her Life

@article{Lenhoff2000MarfaBP,
  title={Marfa Boretskaia, Posadnitsa of Novgorod: A Reconsideration of Her Legend and Her Life},
  author={G. Lenhoff and J. Martin},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  year={2000},
  volume={59},
  pages={343-368}
}
  • G. Lenhoff, J. Martin
  • Published 2000
  • History
  • Slavic Review
  • Long before Moscow's annexation of Novgorod in 1478, relations between the two principalities had been troubled. Novgorod had repeatedly defied successive Moscow princes, disrupting trade, defaulting on tax and rent payments, and refusing to accept the jurisdiction of Muscovite legal authorities. By the middle of the fifteenth century, chronic disputes intensified into overt hostilities. Moscow conducted three military campaigns against Novgorod in 1456, 1471, and finally 1478. The last… CONTINUE READING
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