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From: Janko Pavsic <>
Subject: RE: Which Agatha? == and her sister, Anna?
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2000 06:45:25 GMT


In article
<>,
(Stewart, Peter) wrote:
> A PS to my earlier post about Anna of Kiev: I remember reading
somewhere
> that the French royal family knew nothing at all of her country, and
before
> she arrived from Russia were half expecting her to be a savage - but
then it
> turned out that she was the only one among them who could read &
write.
>
> Does anyone know if that is true?
>
> Peter Stewart
>
Yes, she could read and write. And we must remember that Rurikids
(prince since 862) were more prestigious and powerfull than Capetian
(kings since 987). Ref. for more info.: Anne de Kiev, reine de France
et la politique royale au XIe sicle, Paul-Henri Bautier, Revue des
tudes slaves, LVII 1985 p. 539-564.

Janko Pavsic
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