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Author: Mikhail Yu. Ljustrov
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Mikhail Yu. Ljustrov – DSc in Philology, Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of Old Slavic Literature Department, Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.

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Ljustrov M. Yu. “Brave” “Lions of the North” and the “magnificent” tzar Mikhail Fedorovich in Russian and Scandivavian literature of the 17th–18th centuries. Hermeneutics of Old Russian literature: Issue 18 / А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences; ex. ed. О.A. Tufanova. Мoscow,  Berlin, Directmedia Publishing, 2019, pp. 472–483.
DOI: 10.23681/500017 (In Russ.)

DOI: 10.23681/500017
Keywords: Russian literature of the 17th–18th, Danish literature of the 17th–18th, Swedish literature of the 17th–18th, tzar Mikhail Fedorovich, Gustav II Adolf, Christian IV, Peter I.

Abstract: The paper involves a brief survey of Russian, Swedish and Danish works of the 17th–18th centuries dedicated to northern contemporary monarchs: Mikhail Fedorovich, Gustav II Adolf and Christian IV. It becomes clear that the virtues proper to the Russian tzar differ from those of the northern kings, the former being specified in Russian texts of the 17th and 18th centuries. Danish historian and moralist L. Holberg cites Peter I among Russian rulers equal to northern monarchs-heroes, while Russian authors of the 18th century do notconfront “Lions of the North” neither with emperor Peter nor with tzar Mikhail.