“Un sorok de samuri” - o husă de samuri care includea patruzeci de samuri?
Author(s): Ion Eremia
“One of forty sobols” – bag of sobols that included 40 sables?
Published by: Muzeul Naţional de Istorie a Moldovei
Keywords: Russian sources; forty sobols
Summary/Abstract: The study of Russian sources shows that nobody did ever decipher the words “forty sobols”, whether one, two or “forty times forty”. The assumptions of historians, linguists and other specialists that one can talk about forty sobols, which were in every forty is not conﬁrmed by Russian sources. Some new documents published by the Romanian historian Mihai Maxim shed new light on this issue. One of them shows exactly that in every forty (cases) were 20 sobol skins.
- Issue Year: IV/2010
- Issue No: 2
- Page Range: 93-103
- Page Count: 11
- Language: Romanian