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The Chronicle of George Hamartolos, an Old Russian MS of the 14th Century

The Chronicle of George Hamartolos, an Old Russian MS of the 14th Century

By Ol’ga A. Kniazevskaia

Polata Knigopisnaia: an Information Bulletin Devoted to the Study of Early Slavic Books, Texts and Literatures, Vol. 27-28 (1995)

Introduction: The Chronicle, composed in the second half of the 9th c. in one of the (sub)- urban monasteries of Constantinople by a monk who calls himself  ‘sinful‘, contains the history of the world from the creation until the year 842. Its Slavic translation, which includes a continuation until the year 948, was very widely diffused in Rus’. This paper provides a detailed description of its oldest known copy.

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