Moscow University Press
Guide to ‘The Tale of Igor's Campaign’

Guide to ‘The Tale of Igor's Campaign’

Путеводитель по «Слову о полку Игореве»
ISBN: 978-5-211-05358-8 publication date: 2012 format: 60х90 1/16 pages': 176

The book is dedicated to the ‘The Tale of Igor's Campaign’, one of the most famous and mysterious Russian literary monuments. Having been published in 1800 only once according to the manuscript that later burnt in the Moscow fire of 1812, ‘The Tale ...’ has constantly attracted the attention of researchers and writers and generated new interpretations for more than two centuries now. The manual examines the authenticity of the ancient Russian ‘poem’, the creation of a twelfth-century nameless scribe or an eighteenth-century mystification, and the problem of the genre nature of the work, the reflection of history in ‘The Tale ...’, obscure (‘dark’) passages and Christian elements in its text. The book is largely an overview of various modern scholarly interpretations of the monument.
For teachers of schools, lyceums and gymnasiums, students, high school students, applicants, philologists and a wide range of readers.

To cite this article
Ranchin A.M. Guide to ‘The Tale of Igor's Campaign’ — Moscow: Moscow University Press, 2012. — 176 p.
About the author
Ranchin A.M.