Josef Dobrovsky and the Origins of the Igor' Tale

Josef Dobrovsky and the Origins of the Igor' Tale

by Edward L. Keenan
     
 

This controversial and groundbreaking book revisits the origins of one of the most beloved works of East Slavic literature, the Slovo o polku Igoreve (the Igor' Tale). Keenan delves into the history of its publication and argues that the text is not an authentic twelfth-century document, but was rather created by the Bohemian scholar Josef Dobrovsky' inSee more details below

Overview

This controversial and groundbreaking book revisits the origins of one of the most beloved works of East Slavic literature, the Slovo o polku Igoreve (the Igor' Tale). Keenan delves into the history of its publication and argues that the text is not an authentic twelfth-century document, but was rather created by the Bohemian scholar Josef Dobrovsky' in the late eighteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780916458966
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies, #57
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
1,188,230
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

Edward L. Keenan is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of History and Director, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard University.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
A Note on Citation and Transliteration
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Preface
1The Legend of the Igor' Tale1
2The Witnesses65
3The Blue Abbe99
4Reading the Igor' Tale137
5Findings397
Envoi431
App. 1The Text of the Editio Princeps435
App. 2Dobrovsky's Underlinings in Skaryna's Bibliia459
App. 3The First Translations of the Igor' Tale465
App. 4The Chronology of Elagin's Quotation from the Igor' Tale481
Bibliography485
Index of Lexical Items in the Igor' Tale531
Subject Index535

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