Of the Russe Common Wealth; Or Maner of Governement by the Russe Emperour

9781236116093: Of the Russe Common Wealth; Or Maner of Governement by the Russe Emperour
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1591 Excerpt: ...maybe íàydof thetfpractize, wheresocuerhe ruleth,eitherby rightof inheritanecor byconquest, First,he berieueth thc countric of armour ócother means-of dcfence.w'hich hc permitteth tononebu: to his Betarskéis onely. Sccondly,he robbeth «them continually of their monie,and commodities, and leaueththem bare with no hingbuttheírbodies,and Uues, within ccr-teirjcyearcscompaflc, Thirdly, herenteth and deuideth his territo ries into manyímall pieces by seuerall goueroments:íb that none íiathmuchvnder him to makeanystrength, though hc had other oportunities. Fourthiy, hc gouerneth his Countries by men of smallrcputation,& no power ofthcmseluej, ind strairogers in thoíe places vrhère their 'gOuernment lieth. Fiftly,hcchanngcthhis gouernows once a yeare ordinarily, that hcregrow no great liking nor intiernesle betwixt thc people and them, nor tànce with the enemy if they lie towards the borders Sixtly, he appointeth in one and the fame place aducrfaric gouernours, the one to bee as Controller of the other, as the Dukes and Diacks?where (by meanes of their enuies and emulations,) there is lefle hurt to bee feared by their agreement, and himfelfe is better infourmed what is dont amisse. Seqenthly,hc sendeth many times into euery Prouince secrete messen-gers of spcciall trust about him as intelligent ces,to prieandharkch out what is doing, imd what is a misse there. And this is ordi-nary.though it be sodaine, and vnknowea hit time they will come. Ofthe Tartars, and other borderers to ths Comtrie of tyjïiayiïth whome they "bacmoîitoÁomTarre,andfeace. «"5 /.-.-'; The 19,Chapter. Heir neighbours with whom they hauc greatest dealings & intercourse, both in peace & warr...

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