Giosafat Barbaro’s Travel to Persia in 1473—1478 (text, translation, comments) Cover Image

Путешествие Иосафата Барбаро в Персию в 1473—1478 гг. (текст, перевод, комментарий)
Giosafat Barbaro’s Travel to Persia in 1473—1478 (text, translation, comments)

Author(s): Igor V. Volkov
Subject(s): History, Diplomatic history, Political history, Middle Ages, 15th Century, Source Material
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Venice; Persia; 15th c.; Giosafat Barbaro; international relations; embassy;historical geography;
Summary/Abstract: This is the first complete publication of the Russian translation, with comments, of the Journey to Persia by the 15th century Venetian public figure, diplomat and traveler Giosafat Barbaro. He headed Venetian embassy to the Persian shah Uzun-Hassan. The discussed travel account was written in late 1480s — early 1490s as a narration of this embassy, during which Barbaro had to make a long and eventful way through different cities and localities of the Mediterranean, Ottoman Empire and Persia. Besides, he provides some details on the countries he had never visited — India and China. Journey to Persia is a valuable source on history of international relations, historical geography, ethnography, economy and culture of medieval Persia and other Oriental countries. The article contains parallel Italian original and Russian translation texts.

  • Page Range: 605-691
  • Page Count: 87
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Russian, Italian