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CONTENTS

Introduction by Dmitry Likhachev

References

CHAPTER 1

The Literature of Kievan Russia (Eleventh to Early Thirteenth Centuries) by Oleg Tvorogov

  1. The Emergence of Old Russian Literature
  2. Translated Literature of the Eleventh to Early Thirteenth Centuries
  3. The Earliest Chronicle-Writing
  4. Ceremonial and Homiletic Rhetoric
  5. The Works of Vladimir Monomachos
  6. Hagiography
  7. The Kiev Crypt Patericon
  8. The Pilgrimage of Abbot Daniel
  9. The Lay of Igor’s Host

References

CHAPTER 2

Literature of the Second Quarter to the End of the Thirteenth Century by Lev Dmitriev

  1. Chronicle-Writing
  2. The Supplication of Daniel the Exile
  3. Tales of the Mongol Invasion of Russia
  4. The Works of Serapion of Vladimir
  5. Hagiography

References

CHAPTER 3

Literature from the Beginning to the Third Quarter of the Fourteenth Century by Lev Dmitriev

  1. Chronicle-Writing
  2. Hagiography
  3. Translated Tales
  4. Epistles

References

CHAPTER 4

Literature of the Late Fourteenth and the First Half of the Fifteenth Century by Lev Dmitriev

  1. Chronicle-Writing
  2. Works of the Kulikovo Cycle
  3. Tales of Mongol Attacks on Russia After the Battle of Kulikovo
  4. Hagiography
  5. Panegyrical Works
  6. Historical Legends

References

CHAPTER 5

Literature of the Second Half of the Fifteenth Century by Yakov Lurie

  1. Historical Narrative
  2. Hagiography
  3. Translated Tales
  4. Original Tales
  5. Afanasy Nikitin’s Voyage Beyond Three Seas

References

CHAPTER 6

Literature of the Sixteenth Century by Yakov Lurie

  1. The Main Ideological Phenomena of the Sixteenth Century
  2. Hagiography. The Tale of Peter and Febronia
  3. Historical Narrative
  4. Tales
  5. Polemical Writings
  6. Ivan the Terrible and Andrew Kurbsky

References

CHAPTER 7

Literature of the First Half of the Seventeenth Century by Alexander Panchenko

  1. Polemical Writings of the Time of Troubles
  2. Historical Works on the Time of Troubles
  3. Hagiographical-Biographical Tales
  4. Versification
  5. New Literary Areas (Siberia and the Don)

References

CHAPTER 8

Literature of the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century by Alexander Panchenko

  1. Translated Tales of Chivalry and Adventure
  2. The Tale of Savva Grudtsyn
  3. The Tale of Woe-Misfortune
  4. Translated and Original Novellas
  5. Historical Fiction. The “Folk” Tale of Azov, the Tales of the Founding of Moscow, and The Tale of the Page Monastery of Tver
  6. Democratic Satire
  7. The Writings of Archpriest Avvakum
  8. Baroque in Russian Literature of the Late Seventeenth Century

References

  • Bibliography: Russian and Soviet Literature by Nadezhda Droblenkova, Milena Rozhdestvenskaya; Foreign Literature by Tatiana Bulanina

 

Contributors:

Lev Dmitriev, Dmitry Likhachev, Yakov Lurie, Alexander Panchenko, Oleg Tvorogov

Bibliography compiled by Nadezhda Droblenkova, Milena Rozhdestvenskaya, Tatiana Bulanina

Illustrations selected by Olga Belobrova

Designed by Eduard Zaryansky

Translated by K.M. Cook-Horujy

Raduga Publishers 1989. Bibliography. Illustrations.

Printed in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

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