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Author Quotedpriest Sylvester
Title QuotedDomostroy
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/05/14
QuotationLecture edifiante [edifying reading]. The Russian priest Sylvester wrote a famous book called the Domostroy. This Sylvester was the advisor of Ivan the Terrible but before he became terrible, so says the author I am reading. Domostroy seems to be the Russian equivalent of Good Housekeeping. Good Housekeeping for a Tzar whose housekeeping is not yet terrible.
JournalThe Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 7, 1967-1968.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1998, p. 100
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