The Hagiography of Kievan Rus

The Hagiography of Kievan Rus

by Paul Hollingsworth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0916458288

ISBN-13: 9780916458287

Pub. Date: 12/28/1992

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Among the finest products of early Ukrainian literature were the Lives of the first Rus' saints, including Boris and Glĕb, Feodosij of the Caves Monastery, Avraamij of Smolensk, and Ol'ga and Volodimer.

Drawing on Byzantine, Church Slavonic, and Latin literary traditions, the Rus' hagiographers fashioned religious narratives that were at once

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Among the finest products of early Ukrainian literature were the Lives of the first Rus' saints, including Boris and Glĕb, Feodosij of the Caves Monastery, Avraamij of Smolensk, and Ol'ga and Volodimer.

Drawing on Byzantine, Church Slavonic, and Latin literary traditions, the Rus' hagiographers fashioned religious narratives that were at once traditional and tailored for a specifically Rus' audience. These hagiographical works, as well as a number of related texts, are now translated into English and collected in a single volume for the first time.

Paul Hollingsworth provides a lucid introduction that discusses each saint and his or her cult in the historical as well as social contexts and examines the literary and textual features of the Rus' vitae. The translations are accompanied by copious historical and philological notes, an extensive bibliography, a map, and several indexes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780916458287
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Series:
Harvard Library of Early Ukrainian Literature Series, #2
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.28(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

Introduction

I. The Cult of Boris and Glĕb

II. The Life of Feodosij

III. The Life of Avraamij of Smolensk

IV. Memorial and Encomium for Prince Volodimer

Map

Lesson concerning the Life and Murder of the Blessed Passion-Sufferers Boris and Glĕb

Life of Feodosij

Tale and Passion and Encomium of the Holy Martyrs Boris and Glĕb

Tale of the Miracles of the Holy Passion-Sufferers of Christ Roman and David

Life of Avraamij of Smolensk

Memorial and Encomium for Prince Volodimer of Rus'

Appendices

I. The PVL's Entries for the Years 1015-1019

II. The PVL's Entry for the Year 1072

III. The Hypatian Chronicle's Account of the Translation of the Relics of Boris and Glĕb in 1115

IV. The Paremejnik Reading for Boris and Glĕb

V. A Prolog Reading for Boris and Glĕb

VI. A Twelfth-Century Sermon on the Cult of Boris and Glĕb

VII. A Prolog Account of the Translation of Relics of Boris and Glĕb to Smolensk in 1191

Bibliography

Index of Biblical References

Index of Greek Terms

Index of Slavonic Terms

Index

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