Premoscovite Period of Old Russian Literature

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The Old Russian period in Old Russian literature roughly spans the time of the Kiev Empire . It begins with the beginnings of Russian literature in the 10th century or the development of literature as a consciously artistically designed word in the 11th century and ends in the 14th century after the collapse of the Kiev Empire and the rise of Moscow as a new center of power in the Muscovite period .

Important works from this period include the Nestor Chronicle , the Igor Song , the Daniil Lamentations , the epic about the Battle of the Don and the Novgorod Codex, the oldest East Slavic book of all .


  • Adolf Stender Petersen: History of Russian Literature. 5th edition. CH Beck, Munich 1993, ISBN 3-406-31557-7

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