The Evolution of Poles’ Image in Russian Society in 16th-18th Centuries (in Russian Modern Researches)
Edition: Lublin 2015
This paper presents the process of creation and modification of specific Polish characteristics and moral virtues which were reflected in Russian descriptions and representations of Poland and the Polish nobles in 16th-18th centuries. The images of Poles in the Russian consciousness were changing as a result of cultural, religious, political and military interactions. But those most enduring ones deal with confessional difference between the Orthodox Russians and the Catholic Poles.