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Medieval Russia's Epics, Chronicles, and Tales

Medieval Russia s Epics Chronicles and Tales First published in this unique and pioneering anthology has been continuously used as an invaluable text in Russian studies Containing over sixty selections from the finest of Russia s medieval

  • Title: Medieval Russia's Epics, Chronicles, and Tales
  • Author: Serge A. Zenkovsky
  • ISBN: 9780452010864
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • First published in 1963, this unique and pioneering anthology has been continuously used as an invaluable text in Russian studies Containing over sixty selections from the finest of Russia s medieval authors, much of the material published in this anthology has never before been available in English Medieval Russian Epics, Chronicles, and Tales is a vital resource for reFirst published in 1963, this unique and pioneering anthology has been continuously used as an invaluable text in Russian studies Containing over sixty selections from the finest of Russia s medieval authors, much of the material published in this anthology has never before been available in English Medieval Russian Epics, Chronicles, and Tales is a vital resource for readers interested in learning about the writings that influenced Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov.Editor Serge A Zenkovsky completely revised the text and enlarged the book, adding almost one hundred pages of new material, including Sviatoslav s Early Campaigns The Siege of Kiev and Olga s Death Vladimir Monomakh Instruction to His Children Tale of the Life and Courage of the Pious and Great Prince Alexander Narrative of the Pious Prince Dovmont and His Courage The Writing of Daniil the Prisoner Orison on the Life and Death of Grand Prince Dmitry Ivanovich Afanasy Nikitin s Journey Across Three Seas Ivan Funikov Message of a Nobleman to a Nobleman Epic of Sukhan Simeon Polotsky Excerpt from Ode on the Birth of Peter I Simeon Polotsky The Law Simeon Polotsky The Merchant Class Tsar Alexis Mikhailovich The Rules of FalconryIn addition to a comprehensive introduction, the editor has prefaced each selection with detailed information about its literary and historical background, and has included a glossary and brief chronology of Russian history and culture.

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    1. It's awesome to have a book that's full of hard to find medieval Russian sources translated into English. I'm having fun reading first hand accounts of monks, saints and rulers. It's especially interesting learning about the Kiev Crypt Monastery which I visited but only learned a little about before.On the down side, I think some of the translations are akward and need to be revamped or made more accurate. It get's a little annoying when the translator uses the word "presbyter" to refer to an an [...]


    2. I've poked at this book for decades, only really reading it seriously over the past month. I'm glad I got to it.Like the British saying goes, Medieval Russia's Epics, Chronicles, and Tales does what it says on the tin. Zenkovsky assembles a fine sampler of Russian lit from around 1040 to 1690 CE. He collects poems, epics, historical accounts, and a lot of varied religious texts. Readers can plunge into the earliest Russian texts to discover the founding of Kievan Rus, with the classic myth of th [...]


    3. I read parts of this in college, and had read some of the pieces to the kids here and there. However, I started reading it cover to cover last fall and then thought I'd finish it up recently. The translations aren't always fabulous, but having this collection in one place is absolutely wonderful and there are such great hagiographies included, it's a resource.


    4. A charming collection of short pieces from the Russian Middle Ages--1030 - 1700. Heroic stories, laments, religious works, poetry, folk tales, histories, letters, biographies. Remarkable for their rough charm and for how different they are from the literature of central and western Europe.




    5. This is a unique anthology and despite its age it is still the best survey of medieval Russian literature in one handy volume. The editor is very learned and introduces every period and individual with detailed explanatory notes. The edition also provides a simple timeline for reference. The book is an indispensable companion reader to any decent Russian history book.




    6. A little dry in places, but 'The Lay of Igor's Campaign' will remain one of my all time favorites. A solid overview of Russian writing from the 11th to 17th century.


    7. Good translation of the tales and stories that are the base of the Kieven to Muscovite period Russian History. Monks who are holly, work and submit to God to Hero's such as Nevsky.



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