Life of Alexander Nevsky (illuminated manuscript)

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Illustration of the Battle of the Ice.

"Life of Alexander Nevsky" (Russian: Житие Александра Невского; Zhitiye Aleksandra Nevskogo) is a Russian illuminated manuscript of the late 16th century (1560-1570). It is currently housed in the Saltykov-Shchedrin Public Library in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The work includes 83 illuminations and text that describe the life and achievements of Alexander Nevsky, a Russian ruler and a military leader, who defended the northern borders of Rus against the Swedish invasion, defeated the Teutonic knights at the Lake Chud in 1242 and paid a few visits to Batu Khan to protect the Vladimir-Suzdal Principality from the Khazar raids.

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