Author: Kirillin V. M.
Imprint: Sergiev Posad, Izdatel'stvo Moskovskoi dukhovnoi akademii Publ., 2023. 242 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: The monograph is devoted to the ancient Russian literary tradition about the saint and Grand Duke of Kiev Vladimir Svyatoslavich. It analyzes the hagiographic, panegyric and hymnographic texts of the 11th-16th centuries, but not in relation to the facts contained in them about the life and work of the baptist of Russia, but in relation to the evaluative characteristics of the great reformer of Russian life that distinguish them. The book for the first time consistently considers the reflections of ancient Russian scribes about him, expressed in different genre formats: either in the form of separate verbal formulas and expressions, or in the form of detailed author's digressions, or in the form of entire works. Thus, the author of the monograph manages to establish a circle of ideologemes that reflect the axeological attitude to the saint, which, being unchanged in church terms, nevertheless, over time, under the influence of various historical circumstances, was enriched with new and new figurative and semantic nuances that contributed to your formation in the consciousness Russian society ideas about the politically and spiritually ideal ruler. The mogography is addressed primarily to medieval literary critics, but will undoubtedly be of interest to specialists in the history and art of medieval Russia. It can also attract the attention of everyone who cares about ancient Russian culture in general.

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Chapter I. The personality of Vladimir Svyatoslavich in homiletic pronouncements about him of the XI — Early XII centuries.
1. St. Hilarion of Kiev
2. Jacob Mnich
3. «The Tale of Bygone years»
4. Generalization of the analysis of the first homilies
Chapter II. Comprehension of the personality of Vladimir Svyatoslavich in the hagiographic texts dedicated to him of the XII–XV centuries.
1. «Synaxar» and «Ordinary» lives
2. The 4th Widespread edition of the «Ordinary» Life
Chapter III. The glorification of Vladimir Svyatoslavich in the liturgical texts of the XII–XVII centuries.
1. Historical and philological information
2. Riddles of the origin of the text of the 1st edition of the Service to Vladimir the Great
3. The figurative structure of Vladimir hymnography: semantic modulations
α. On the degree of study of the artistic specifics of hymns to Vladimir
β. Epithet characteristics
γ. Nominal characteristics
δ. Examples from the past
Chapter IV. Ideas about Vladimir Svyatoslavich in the era of generalizing historical and literary events
1. XVI century, 1st half. «Praise» and «Teaching» to St. Vladimir the Great
2. Assessment of Vladimir Svyatoslavich in the official historiography of the middle of the XVI century
Instead of a conclusion
Used sources and scientific literature
Brief information about the autor