Digressions into British history in the final reports of the Venetian ambassadors in England in the 30-ies – 50-ies of 16-th century

Author(s):  М.V. Tretyakova, candidate of Sciences, associate Professor, The National Research State University of Nizhny Novgorod after N.I. Lobachevsky, Arzamas branch, Arzamas, Russia, marinatretyakova@mail.ru

Issue:  Volume 45, № 3

Rubric:  Topical issues of political science

Annotation:  The article is devoted to historical remarks summary reports of the Venetian ambassadors that were accredited at the court of the English monarchs in 30-ies – 50-ies of the 16-th century. The final reports - Relazioni - of the Venetian ambassadors to the European courts, and in particular to the court of the English monarchs, carried a wide variety of information, among which was historical information. In this case, we try to consider what the Venetian ambassadors have been writing about the past of the English state. Three authors - Daniel Barbaro, Giacomo Soranzo and Giovanni Miquel. Each of this historical references to the ancient past perform the same functions - to explain this or that phenomenon of the contemporary reality of England. Among the information in the Relazioni of the Venetian ambassadors to their government occupy a special place digressions into the historical past of those countries, where they passed their diplomatic service. Although it should be noted that not all the Venetian diplomats have led such information. Most likely, the inclusion of historical narratives in the Relazioni due to the fact that some Venetian artists of diplomatic assignments thus gave reinforcement and solidity of its final report, seeking to demonstrate their knowledge and erudition, though often make mistakes in the presented information

Keywords:  historical digressions, England, 16-th century, the Venetian Ambassador, Relazioni.

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