Johannes Renner's Livonian History 1556-1561

Author: Urban, William
Smith, Jerry
Year:1997
Pages:260
ISBN:0-7734-8691-7
978-0-7734-8691-1
Price:199.95
This translation of Renner's 16th century Baltic chronicle is an important source for early modern Russian history, dealing with the rise of Ivan the Terrible. Renner was a secretary to one of the important officers and observed the political process first-hand and he had access to documents and correspondence. The text is extensively footnoted and includes maps to assist the reader in following the complexities of the opening years of the Great Livonian War 1558-1583.