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Hospodar

 

title of rulers of the Danubian principalities of Moldavia and Walachia from the 14th to the 19th centuries, used in Moldavian documents written in Russian from the 14th to the 18th centuries and also in Russian historical literature. In documents written in Rumanian and Moldavian, the title domnitor corresponds to it.

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Deci, Zmeul e un bun gospodar, un bun cunoscator de oameni, un excelent strateg militar si un bun trezorerier.
Already by the mid-14th century the claims expressed in the titulature of the Polish king (often the king of Poland was also the grand duke of Lithuania) are found in the formula: Casimir, lord (gospodar') of the land of Cracow and of various other lands, ending with "and the land of Russia, lord and dedich (heir by direct descent from his ancestors) and samoderzhets of all these lands." It is a pity that Filiushkin does not extend his comparative approach into the 16th century, to take in the dramatic ups and downs--political, military, verbal, and matrimonial--which marked the relations of Ivan IV with Sweden, particularly during the reigns of Erik XIV and John III.
What distinguishes the collection of short stories Gospodar uspomena (The Master of Reminiscences) from such previous ones by the same author as "Aritron's Death" (1984), "Apocryphal Stories" (1988), "Guarding with One's Life" (1988), and "The End of the World" (1993; see WLT 68:3, p.