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Medieval Russian Epics, Chronicles, and Tales

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ISBN13:

9780452010864

ISBN10:
0452010861
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/1/1974
Publisher(s):
Plume

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Table of Contents

Preface v
Preface to the Second Edition ix
Introduction: The Literature of Medieval Russia 1(42)
PART I: LITERARY SCHOOL OF THE KIEVAN ERA (Eleventh to Mid-Thirteenth Century)
Epics and Stories from the Chronicles
43(42)
Stories from the Primary Chronicle
43(34)
Prolegomenon
44(3)
The Apostle Andrew Comes to Russia
47(1)
The Founding of the City of Kiev
48(1)
The Beginning of the Russian State and the Arrival of Rurik
49(2)
Prince Oleg's Campaign Against Constantinople
51(2)
The Death of Oleg
53(1)
Igor's Death and Olga's Revenge
54(4)
Sviatoslav's Early Campaigns
58(1)
The Siege of Kiev and Olga's Death
59(3)
Sviatoslav's War Against Byzantium and His Death
62(3)
Vladimir Christianizes Russia
65(6)
Yaroslav the Wise
71(2)
The Blinding of Vasilko
73(4)
Tales from the Novgorodian Chronicle
77(6)
Life in the City of Novgorod
78(2)
Novgorod at War with Suzdal
80(1)
The Election of Archbishop Mantury, and Novgorod Wars Against the Ugrians
81(2)
Stories from the Galician-Volynian Chronicle
83(2)
Prince Roman, Khan Otrok, and the Worm-wood
83(2)
Homiletic and Didactic Works
85(16)
Metropolitan Hilarion: Sermon on Law and Grace
85(5)
Cyril of Turov: Sermon on the First Sunday After Easter
90(2)
Vladimir Monomakh: Instruction to His Children
92(9)
The Lives of Saints and Monks
101(52)
Stories from the Primary Chronicle
101(15)
The Martyrdom of Boris and Gleb
101(4)
The Beginning of the Kievan Crypt Monastery, and Its Founder, St. Antonius
105(3)
St. Theodosius, Abbot of the Crypt Monastery
108(4)
Brother Isaac and the Demons
112(4)
Monk Nestor
116(18)
Life of Our Blessed Father Theodosius, Abbot of the Crypt Monastery
116(18)
Stories from the Kievan Crypt Paterikon
134(19)
Bishop Simon: Viking Shimon and St. Theodosius
135(3)
Bishop Simon: The Coming of the Greek Iconographers from Constantinople to Abbot Nikon
138(2)
Bishop Simon: John and Sergius
140(2)
Bishop Simon: Prince Sviatosha of Chernigov
142(5)
Monk Polycarpe: Marko the Gravedigger Who Was Obeyed by the Dead
147(6)
Apocrypha
153(14)
The Descent of the Virgin into Hell
153(7)
Adam's Address to Lazarus in Hell
160(7)
Epics
167(26)
The Lay of Igor's Campaign
167(26)
PART II: EPIGONES OF THE KIEVAN SCHOOL (Mid-Thirteenth to Fourteenth Century)
Military Tales
193(31)
The Battle on the River Kalka
193(3)
Orison on the Downfall of Russia
196(2)
Tale of the Destruction of Riazan
198(10)
The Heroic Deeds of Mercurius of Smolensk
208(3)
Sofony of Riazan: Zadonshchina
211(13)
Lives of the Saint-Princes
224(19)
Tale of the Life and Courage of the Pious and Great Prince Alexander [Nevsky]
224(12)
Narrative of the Pious Prince Dovmont and His Courage
236(7)
Homiletic Works
243(6)
Serapion of Vladimir: Sermon on the Merciless Heathens
243(3)
Serapion of Vladimir: Sermon on Omens
246(3)
Epistolary Works
249(10)
The Writing of Daniil the Prisoner
249(10)
PART III: THE ERA OF MUSCOVITE ORNAMENTAL FORMALISM (Fifteenth to the Beginning of the Seventeenth Century)
Lives of Saints and Biographical Tales
259(56)
Epiphanius the Wise: Panegyric to St. Stephen of Perm
259(3)
Epiphanius the Wise: The Life, Acts, and Miracles of Our Blessed and Holy Father Sergius of Radonezh
262(28)
Peter and Fevronia of Murom
290(10)
The Life of St. Michael, a Fool in Christ
300(10)
The Story of Great John, Archbishop of Novgorod the Great
310(5)
Lives of the Saint-Princes
315(8)
Orison on the Life and Death of Grand Prince Dmitry Ivanovich
315(8)
Ideological Writings
323(10)
The Tale of the White Cowl
323(10)
Travelers' Accounts
333(21)
Afanasy Nikitin's Journey Across Three Seas
333(21)
New Military Tales
354(12)
The Story of Stephen Bathory's Campaign Against Pskov
354(12)
Epistolary Polemics
366(13)
Prince Andrew Kurbsky: First Epistle to Tsar Ivan IV
366(4)
Ivan IV: Epistle of the Tsar Against Prince Kurbsky
370(9)
PART IV: THE WANE OF MEDIEVAL PATTERNS AND RISE OF THE BAROQUE (Seventeenth Century)
Historical Works from the Time of Troubles
379(12)
Avraamy Palitsyn: Pseudo-Dmitry
379(7)
Avraamy Palitsyn: Answer of the Defenders of the Holy Trinity---St. Sergius Monastery to the Polish Request of Surrender
386(2)
Prince Ivan M. Katyrev-Rostovsky: A Description of the Tsars and Their Families
388(3)
Biographical Works
391(58)
Kallistrat Druzhina-Osoryin: The Life of Yuliania Lazarevsky
391(8)
The Life of Archpriest Avvakum by Himself
399(50)
Secular Tales
449(38)
Shemiaka's Judgment
449(3)
The Tale of Savva Grudtsyn
452(22)
Frol Skobeev, the Rogue
474(13)
Poetry
487(33)
Ivan Funikov: Message of a Nobleman to a Nobleman
487(2)
Misery-Luckless-Plight
489(12)
Three Poems from the Collection of Baccalaureus Richard James
Raid of the Crimean Tatars
501(2)
Lament of Boris Godunov's Daughter
503(2)
Ode on the Return to Moscow of Filaret, Tsar Mikhail's Father
505(1)
Epic of Sukhan
505(6)
Prince Ivan A. Khvorostinin: Autobiographical Verses
511(3)
The Orderly of Colonel Theodore Zay: A Love Letter from the Year 1698
514(1)
Peter Kvashnin: Dear Brother
515(1)
Peter Kvashnin: I Thought
516(1)
Simeon Polotsky: Excerpt from Ode on the Birth of Peter I
517(1)
Simeon Polotsky: The Law
518(1)
Simeon Polotsky: The Merchant Class
518(2)
Miscellany
520(3)
Tsar Alexis Mikhailovich: The Rules of Falconry
520(3)
A Short Glossary of Russian Terms 523(2)
Chronology of Russian History and Culture 525


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