Re: period curtseying in Moscovite Rus
- In a message dated 12/6/1999 6:21:02 AM Central Standard Time,
> Full obsciesence in the Byzantine*Tsar*, indeed, and *Byzantine*. It would be a late-period thing, no earlier
> manner before the Tsar.
than Ivan III who titled himself, and Russia, the heirs to the Byzantine
idea. Do you have a ref. to where it's mentioned? I thought I might have come
across it, but wasn't sure.
reminded once more why she hates Muscovy.
(Except for more costume documentation, can anyone tell me what's good about
- For a woman, the only curtsey I have ever read was the kiss on the
cheek and a glass of vodka when meeting the wife as the show of
special closeness between men. Maybe Kollman has written further on
this. For men, there are three. Full obsciesence in the Byzantine
manner before the Tsar. Symbolic obsciesence by bending at the was
and touching the ground. Informal bow with right hand over heart and
hat in other hand. The last two are with hat in hand to be safe.
Urban legend has it that Ivan the Terrible had some Turkish
ambassidors hats nailed to thier heads when they neglected to take
them off in his presence.