Monographs

Author: Demin A.S.
Imprint: Moscow, Yazyki slavyanskoi kul'tury Publ., 2003. 760 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: The book develops a new and urgent problem - the history of old Russian literary creativity, integrating poetics, stylistics, textology, ideology and aesthetics of old Russian literature. The main types of the old Russian literary creativity, their signs and evolution within seven and a half centuries are considered. The material for observations are the texts of almost all old genres, from the works of Metropolitan Hilarion and Chronicles to the early Russian drama and poetry of Lomonosov.

The book is a continuation of the previous large monograph by A.S. Demin (On the literary of Old Russian literature. Moscow, 1998) and is a two-volume book on the aesthetic history of literature of Old Russia, the basis of which is laid by the works of F.I. Buslaev, A.S. Orlov, I.P. Eremin, D.S. Likhachev.

Author: Karavashkin A.V., Yurganov A.L.
Imprint: Moscow, RSUH Publ., 2003. 381 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: The book deals with the problems of historical phenomenology ― the recently established humanitarian discipline. The axiomatics of historical phenomenology, its distinctive features, gnoseological tools, the basis of non-premise hermeneutics and its practical application are all the subject of the proposed study. The authors have outlined the fundamental principles of the new method, not only designed to complement the traditional methods of working with historical sources, but also capable of largely creating an independent style of humanitarian thinking. Historical phenomenology doesn’t destroy, but modifies and rebuilds the system of known categories, concepts, research techniques and algorithms. For historians, philologists, culturologists and all interested in this issue.

Author: Kirillin V.M.
Imprint: St. Petersburg, Aletheia Publ., 2000. 320 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: The book is an attempt of semantic interpretation of the old Russian literary life as a reflection of the medieval Christian mentality, which was made for the first time in the Russian medieval studies. The author explores biblical sacred numbers as narrative elements of texts. The disclosure of their symbolic purpose allows us to take a fresh look at the inner world of writers and readers of Old Russia. It turns out that their characteristic “speculation in numbers” is a peculiar way of religious and artistic reflection on reality, there is a way of symbolic theology. The book is intended for historians, philologists and all those interested in Russian medieval culture.

 

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Author: Ljustrov M.Y.
Imprint: Moscow, Moscow cultural lyceum Publ., 2000. 156 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: The book explores Russian epistolary of the 17th–18th centuries. Revealed the specificity of certain groups of seventeenth century letters, discusses the letters of Peter’s time, allows to detect the peculiarities of literary development in the ‘transition period’, the analysis of epistolary and poetic system of the eighteenth century.

Author: Karavashkin A.V.
Imprint: Moscow, Prometei Publ., 2000. 418 p. (In Russ.)

Abstarct: The monograph is devoted to the evolution of Russian medieval publicism of 40–80 year of the 16th century. The book examines the individual author’s concept, built on the basis of a single medieval picture of the world, historiosophy and moral and religious teachings. The study was the result of new interpretations of publicistic texts of the Moscow kingdom. The book also serves as an experience of aesthetic evaluation of these works. The author’s focus turned to the problem of isomorphism, the relationship between the form plan and the content. The study is addressed to medievalists, teachers, philology students, and anyone interested in the history of Old Russian literature.

Author: Demin A.S.
Imprint: Moscow, Yazyki russkoi kul'tury Publ., 1998. 847 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: The book describes the views of old Russian writers of the 11th–17th centuries about nature, animals, man, his appearance and vigor, about women, about the Russian land, wealth and poverty, politics and culture, about other countries and peoples, finally, about extraterrestrial worlds. All this constitutes the artistic content of Old Russian literature, the study of which is carried out by a relatively new branch of literary studies — the aesthetic hermeneutics of Old Russian literature. The greatest attention in the book is given to The Tale of Bygone Years, The Tale of Igor’s Campaign and texts of the Kulikovo cycle, 17th century tales, the works of Avvakum and early Russian drama. Several thematic essays on the history of Old Russian literature as a whole are also given.

 

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Author: Demin A.S.
Imprint: Moscow, Nasledie Publ., 1993. 224 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: This book is intended for those humanities by education or in spirit who experience literary impressions from reading Old Russian literature and feel the need to explain them, penetrating the spiritual world of distant authors. An art critic of medieval texts, an evidence-based assessment of our impressions, which turns into a strict science, can help. The monograph focuses on the work of A.A. Potebnja and V.V. Vinogradov, with their subtle understanding of form as a phenomenon of the linguistic and semantic structure of the literary image, but resorts to its working terms, to the following triad of phenomena: form – image – world relation. The most important thing in the book is the characteristic of Old Russian texts.

Author: Demin A.S.
Imprint: Мoscow, Nauka Publ., 1986. 353 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: The subject of the monograph is located at the junction of the history of literature, historical poetics, book science and socio-historical psychology. Based on a study of about 200 literary texts of the 16th–17th centuries. The book gives a description of literally historians of the most important social attitudes of Russian medieval society, the clash of sentiments of its upper and lower classes, the place of writers in emerging ideological and psychological social situations during Russia’s transition from the Middle Ages to the Modern time. The book includes an index of old printed works.

Author: Demin A.S.
Imprint: Мoscow, Nauka Publ., 1977. 296 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: The book is devoted to the study of Russian literature of the second half of the 17th – the first half of the 18th centuries. Based on the analysis of the little-studied artistic and philosophical ideas of writers about the world, nature, man, the idea is put forward that the literature of “transitional time” constituted a peculiar period in the general process of development of Russian literature.