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Author: Alexey A. Pautkin
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Alexey A. Pautkin, DSc in Philology, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie gory, 1, the 1-st corpus of humanitarian faculties,119991 Moscow, Russia.

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Pautkin, А.A. “Chronicle News about the Scriptorium Activity of Vladimir Vasilkovich Volynsky (Attemption of Reading).” Germenevtika drevnerusskoi literatury [Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature]. Issue 21. Ed.-in-chief O.A. Tufanova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2022, pp. 307–318. (In Russian) https://doi.org/10.22455/HORL.1607-6192-2022-21-307-318 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22455/HORL.1607-6192-2022-21-307-318
UDC: 821.161.1.0
Keywords: Volyn Chronicle, Vladimir Vasilkovich, bookishness, praise, Eusebius Pamphilus, Vladimir-Volynsky, scriptorium.
Date of publication: 16.12.2022


The article considers the final fragment of posthumous praise of Vladimir Vasilkovich Volynsky, which contains unique information about the creation of handwritten books by order and with personal participation of the prince. This text is read as part of Khlebnikov list of the Ipatiev Chronicle, which has preserved a number of features of the protograph. Turning to this component of narrative about the reign of prince-philosopher allows us not only to evaluate the nature of activities of the local scriptorium and state of applied art in the region, which has experienced repeated Tatar raids. The geography of book donations testifies to the consistent desire to establish Vladimir-Volynsky as a spiritual center of Russia south. Church-organizing activity is becoming an important aspect of politics in the context of a new fragmentation of the south-western lands and increasing external threats. The analyzed material allows us to make a number of clarifications concerning the place of writing praise and personality of its creator. A detailed story about the book-writing and educational activities of Volyn prince contributes to the understanding of value guidelines and ideological orientation of the entire Volyn code of the end of the 13th century.


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