Monographs

Imprint: Moscow; St. Petersburg, Centr gumanitarnyh iniciativ Publ., 2018. 720 p. (In Russ.)
Author: Karavashkin A.V.

Abstract: Old Russian literature is usually considered evolutionarily, in terms of the main stages of its history. However, in the 12th century, attempts were made to present medieval bookishness as a “system of the whole.” The book offered to the reader’s attention is not devoted to evolution, but to the unchangeable essence of the Eastern Slavic art of the word. What ensured the continuity, stability of tradition, the unity of intellectual culture and specific thinking skills over the centuries? The author gives his answer to this question by reconstructing the literary custom of Old Russia. This custom was followed, but no one wrote about it. Russian medieval literature did not develop a system of rigid rules, did not know theoretical rhetoric and normative poetics. Scribes of the 11th–17th centuries turned to literary custom only insofar as they mastered the special methods of work and followed exemplary texts, being at the same time expressing original semantic intentions. The author of a survey and analytical study invites readers to touch the secrets of the craftsmanship and literary techniques of the Middle Ages. The book is designed for students, graduate students and teachers of humanitarian faculties and universities, appeals to philologists, historians, culturologists and a wide audience.

Imprint: Moscow, Izd-vo Sretenskogo monastyrya Publ., 2016. 320 p. (In Russ.)
Author: Kirillin V.M.

Abstract: The book is a collection of articles written at different times and relating to different issues of the study of the Russian middle ages and old Russian literature. The publication can serve as an auxiliary tool for the study of Russian hagiography and history of The Russian Orthodox Church.

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Imprint: Moscow, Yazyki slavyanskoi kul'tury Publ., 2015. 486 p. (In Russ.)
Author: Demin A.S.

Abstract: The paradoxical title of the book Old Russian Literature as Literature is explained in the subtitle: On the manner of narration and image. This refers to the study of expressiveness, figurativeness, and figurative presentation in Old Russian literary texts of the 11th–17th centuries. The book consists of 26 essays, which are arranged according to the chronology of the works, from the oldest apocrypha to The Tale of Yeruslan Lazarevich according to the list of the 1710s.

Imprint: Moscow, Yazyki slavyanskoi kul'tury, Global Kom Publ., 2013. 293 p. (In Russ.)
Author: Kirillin V.M.

Abstract: The book contains scientific and popular scientific articles on the issues of textology, archeography, paleography, hermeneutics, poetics of some little studied texts of old Russian literature and literature relating to the 11th–16th centuries. In addition, it gives historical and cultural characteristics of the old Russian educational system and touched upon some issues of history, culture and church life of Old Russia. The main author’s method is in the analysis of certain phenomena of old Russian literature, history, culture is a comprehensive approach that allows you to match the immanent properties of the facts with the broad context of the relevant epoch, to identify their semantic and artistic connections with the field of social ideas and cultural trends of the time.

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Imprint: , Molodaia gvardiia Publ., 2013. 318 p. (In Russ.)
Author: Ljustrov M.Y.

Abstract:   The book is a new biography of  Denis I. Fonvizin.

Imprint: Moscow-Brussels, Conference Sainte Trinity du Patriarcate de Moscou ASBL; Svyato-Ekaterininskii muzhskoi monastyr' Publ., 2012. 144 p. (In Russ.)
Author: Kirillin V.M.

Abstract: The book is about a little-known text of the old homiletic tradition ― a laudable speech on the occasion of The Intercession of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, created by an unknown word master. The publication on the manuscripts from the archive of the Moscow theological Academy reproduced the text of the speech in the original orthography with a translation into modern Russian language and textual and cultural commentary, and then examines the content of the speech, reveals its ideological and artistic connection with the Hesychasm of St. Gregory Palamas and the literary style of “weaving of words”, the place and time of speech creation based on a wide range of facts from the history of existence of the feast of Intercession of the Theotokos in medieval Russia.

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Imprint: Sergiev Posad, Izd-vo Moskovskoi duhovnoi akademii Publ., 2012. 288 p. (In Russ.)
Author: Kirillin V.M.

Abstract: The book contains scientific and popular scientific articles on the issues of textology, hermeneutics, historical and literary criticism and poetics of separate texts of old Russian literature and literature relating to the 11th–17th centuries. In addition, some issues are touched the history, culture and church life in Old Russia.

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Imprint: Moscow, RSHU Publ., 2012. 330 p. (In Russ.)
Author: Ljustrov M.Y.

Abstract: The book provides a comparative analysis of Russian and Swedish works created during the Northern war. Discusses some of the trends in panegyric literature of each of the warring countries, and a major ‘military’ theme, explores the perception of the national symbols of the opponent country, the works of authors of foreign and some Russian translations of Swedish books in the Carolean epoch.

Imprint: Moscow, ROSSPEN Publ., 2011. 551 p. (In Russ.)
Author: Karavashkin A.V.

Abstract: Old Russian literature is usually considered evolutionarily, in terms of the main stages of its history. However, in the 12th century, attempts were made to present medieval bookishness as a “system of the whole.” The book offered to the reader’s attention is not devoted to evolution, but to the unchangeable essence of the Eastern Slavic art of the word. What ensured the continuity, stability of tradition, the unity of intellectual culture and specific thinking skills over the centuries? The author gives his answer to this question by reconstructing the literary custom of Old Russia. This custom was followed, but no one wrote about it. Russian medieval literature did not develop a system of rigid rules, did not know theoretical rhetoric and normative poetics. Scribes of the 11th–17th centuries turned to literary custom only insofar as they mastered the special methods of work and followed exemplary texts, being at the same time expressing original semantic intentions. The author of a survey and analytical study invites readers to touch the secrets of the craftsmanship and literary techniques of the Middle Ages. The book is designed for students, graduate students and teachers of humanitarian faculties and universities, appeals to philologists, historians, culturologists and a wide audience.

Imprint: Moscow, Rukopisnye pamyatniki Drevnei Rusi Publ., 2009. 403 p. (In Russ.)
Author: Demin A.S.

Abstract: The book examines the literary means and methods of narration used in the texts of Old Russian literature of the 11th–13th centuries and giving them extraordinary expressiveness, brightness, and sometimes figurativeness. The greatest attention is paid to the chronicles ― the famous Tale of Bygone Years, which will soon be 900 years old. There are excursions into the history of social mentality of the most old period. The book is intended for medievalists, teachers, students and all those on whom reading of Russian literature makes an aesthetic impression.