Anthology of Old Russian Literature

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CONTENTS
OLD KIEVAN LITERATURE1
Annalistic Literature3
Nestor's Chronicle: The Tales of Bygone Years3
The Cosmographic Introduction to the Chronicle3
The Legend of St. Andrew the Apostle7
The Varangian Sagas of the First Kings, or Princes, of Russia8
The Invitation to the Varangians8
The Occupation of Kiev by Askol'd and Dir9
Askol'd's and Dir's Raid on Constantinople10
Oleg's Occupation of Kiev11
Oleg's Campaign against Constantinople12
Oleg's Death13
The Assassination of Igor14
Olga's Revenge15
Olga's Baptism in Constantinople19
Prince Vladimir and Princess Rogned20
The Presbyter Vasilij: The Story of the Blinding of Prince Vasil'ko of Terebovl22
Hagiography34
Nestor's Life of Theodosius, First Abbot of the Cave Monastery34
Nestor's Narrative of the Naming of the Cave Monastery44
Monastic Legends from the Patericon of the Cave Monastery48
The Founding of the Church of the Cave Monastery49
The Arrival of the Church-Builders from Constantinople52
The Arrival of the Iconographs from Constantinople55
John and Sergius of the Cave Monastery57
Gregorius the Wonder-Worker58
Moses the Hungarian62
SS.Theodorus and Basilius of the Cave Monastery68
Prince Sv'atoša of Černigov75
Passion and Encomium of SS. Boris and Gleb the Martyrs80
Nestor's Lection on the Life and Assassination of SS. Boris and Gleb the Martyrs92
The Life of Prince Alexander Nevskij100
Rhetoric and Lyricism109
Metropolitan Hilarion's Sermon on Law and Grace109

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Introductton v
  • Contents xix
  • Abbreviations xxii
  • Old Kievan Literature 1
  • Annalistic Literature 3
  • Hagiography 34
  • Rhetoric and Lyricism 109
  • Heroic and Epic Literature 153
  • Old Muscovite Literature 187
  • Hagiography 189
  • Historiography 239
  • New Muscovite Literature 315
  • Historiography 317
  • Hagiography 380
  • Fiction 425
  • Glossary 471
  • Index of Authors and Titles 505
  • Index of Names 511
  • Genealogical Tables 529
  • Errata 541
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