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Saharov notes only that italics represent material not present in the base manuscript text. Given the fact that not one of the known manuscripts Saharov claimed to have used for any of his travel tale publications includes passages italicized in his editions, these additions to the texts should be disregarded as being "creations of the modern period," as A. I. 37 Indeed, it should be noted that none of the manuscripts belonging to "peasants" or "merchants" listed as sources by Saharov for his editions of Russian travel accounts has ever come to light.
8 That a Novgorodian should arrive in Constantinople in the middle of the fourteenth century is not surprising. As a merchant republic active in international trade, Novgorod would have had ties with the major emporium of the eastern Mediterranean. " Indeed, the city seems to have had special contacts with Constantinople for many years while eastern Russia grew more parochial under the Tatar yoke. During the previous century, for example, Constantinopolitan artists had been hired to fresco Novgorod's churches, and Byzantine literary and religious traditions had been absorbed into local lore.
The language is straightforward, if not brusque, Northwest Russian vernacular, comparatively free of the Church Slavonic elements which so often infiltrate the prose of clerical writers. The ungainly grammar betrays a writer used to simple businesslike prose rather than the more ornate ecclesiastical style. Even when recounting legends, Stephen does not retreat into the archaic Church Slavonic of the religious literature whence came the legends. He knows the stories from having heard them, not from having intoned them in Church Slavonic as part of the monastic ritual.