Author: Andreeva E.A.
Imprint: Moscow, Berlin, Direct Media Publ., 2019.192 p. (In Russ.) DOI: 10.23681/500613; ISBN: 978-5-4499-0050-0

Abstract: The monograph Mikhail of Tver through the eyes of the Old Russian scribes considers earlier not studied in detail and comprehensively in literary criticism, the corpus of texts about Mikhail Yaroslavich, the Holy noble prince, the first of the princes to accept the title of “Grand Duke of All Russia”. Monuments of the 14th and 17th centuries, studied from a textual and historical point of view, written by different authors, placed in the Old Russian collections and annals, reproduce the events that took place in Russia at the beginning of the 14th century and give various assessments of the domestic and foreign political picture.The attitude of hagiographers, compilers and editors of monuments to the activities of Mikhail of Tver directly depends on the place and time of the creation of the texts and goals pursued by the scribes. For analysis, we selected the Wide Edition of Vita, Vita as a part of the Degree Book, Great Menaion by Metropolitan Makarii, The Old Printed Prologue, as well as the narrative in the Tver Annals and Rogozhsky Chronicle, Nikonovskaya and Ustyuzhsky annals.