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Incident at Boris Gleb the tragedy of Newcomb Mott by DeWitt S. Copp

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • Soviet Union


  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union,
  • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] DeWitt S. Copp.
ContributionsMott, Newcomb.
LC ClassificationsE183.8.R9 C63
The Physical Object
Pagination280 p.
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5544261M
LC Control Number67022444

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An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Incident at Boris Gleb; the tragedy of Newcomb Mott Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. According to the two 11th-century Lives of Boris and Gleb (ascribed to Nestor the Chronicler and Jacob the Monk), they were younger children of Vladimir the Great, who favored them over his other Primary Chronicle claims that their mother was a Bulgarian woman. Most modern scholars, however, argue that Boris and Gleb had different mothers and were of different ages.   Boris and Gleb were the younger and much beloved sons of Grand Prince Vladimir, the ruler of Kievan Rus, who in brought his subjects to the waters of Holy Baptism. The two brothers were also baptized at which time they received the Christian names Romanus and David. The older of the two, Boris, was very gifted and learned to read and write. Let us now examine in more detail the events reflected in the Tale concerning Boris and Gleb. According to the chronicle version (in The Tale of Bygone Years under the entry for ), after Vladimir’s death one of his sons, Prince Svyatopolk of Pinsk (some sources give Turov), seized the throne of the grand prince and decided to kill his brothers so as to “hold Russian power” alone.

Boris and Gleb were the first saints of Kievan Rus after the Baptism of Rus by Saint Vladimir, the grand prince of Kiev who converted the land to Christianity in According to 11th century book the Lives of Boris and Gleb (by Nestor the Chronicler and Jacob the Monk), they were children of Vladimir the Great, who loved them more than his.   Even in the 11 th century, the place where Borin and Gleb were buried became a place of local veneration. Soon, a church was built over their graves. A new version of the Chronicle was written in the ’s, after the relics of Boris and Gleb were triumphantly moved to a new church. Attracted by the thrill of entering the Soviet Union, tourists from Norway and other western countries ventured up to Boris Gleb. One of these tourists was Newcomb Mott from Sheffield, Massachusetts. In October of , Mott, a year old book salesman visited Norway. He had already visited over 20 countries and even lived in Mexico. Boris had prepared for his death and attained a certain calm before he had come face to face with his murderers. Gleb was granted no such opportunity. None the less, in miniature, he passed through the same stages as his brother. At first, like Boris, he prayed for life. This was the period of the greatest upheaval and the greatest frailty.