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Esuli e dissidenti: Cicerone come modello del principe A.M. Kurbskij
In April 1564 the Prince Andrej Michajlovič Kurbskij, one of the Tsar's generals engaged in the Livonian war (1558-1583), defected to Lithuania and entered the service of King Sigismund II. Immediately afterwards there ensued a polemical correspondence between him and Ivan the Terrible, in which the deserter tried to defend his behavior, claiming to be a victim in exile rather than a traitor to his country. Within the exchange of accusations and offenses, an important part is played without anydoi:10.13135/2532-5353/4672 fatcat:32nqniplprdzfo3h2dcxsl7djq