What is the “Old Russian Literature”? Cover Image

Что такое «древнерусская литература»?
What is the “Old Russian Literature”?

Author(s): Hans Rothe
Subject(s): Cultural history, Russian Literature, Eastern Slavic Languages, Theory of Literature
Published by: Палітычная сфера
Keywords: Old Russian Literature; History of Literature; Ancient Rus'; Slavic Studies;

Summary/Abstract: The text summarises the author's many years of research of ancient literature of the East Slavs, including primary sources and later interpretations, as well as the development of Slavic Studies as a discipline which has experienced considerable political influence. He analyses the origin of the phenomenon of "Old Russian literature", the development of the body of texts, the problem of influences and borrowings. He pays considerable attention to the institutional aspects of the book culture of Eastern Europe, as well as various assessments and interpretations of the phenomenon of "Old Russian literature" in scientific studies of the 19th and 20th centuries.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 22-23
  • Page Range: 69-160
  • Page Count: 92
  • Language: Belarussian