I. Myths and wishful thinking.
II. The limits of Muscovy's Renaissance ties.
A. Contacts with the West under Ivan III.
B. Italian architects in the Kremlin.
C. The world of ideas--the "Judaizers."1. Cabalistic conundrums.D. The sad case of a true Renaissance man in Muscovy--Maksim the Greek.
2. Renaissance Biblical scholarship.
3. The fate of free thinkers.
III. Muscovy's cultural "classicism."
A. A printing "revolution"?--Ivan Fedorov and the greener pastures of Ukraine.
B. Encyclopaedic compilation.1. Metropolitan Daniil, the chronicles, and the Stepennaia kniga.C. The world of the Domostroi.
2. Makarii's defense of Orthodoxy.a. The Great Menalogion.
b. The Stoglav Council.
D. Moscow-3rd Rome or 2nd Jerusalem?