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Pskov Chronicles
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[Псковские летописи]

15th-17th century. Russia. A group of chronicles in Church Slavonic (Russian recension, with a strong influence of local dialect) representing Pskovian chronicle writing from the 13th to the 16th century. The oldest manuscript is the so-called Synodal copy of the Second Pskov Chronicle (Moscow, Государственный исторический музей, Син. 154), which is dated to the 1480s.

The tradition of chronicle notes was begun in Pskov in the 13th century and was put on a regular basis in the following century. In the beginning work on the chronicle was und…

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Gippius, Alexei Alexeevich, “Pskov Chronicles”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_02122>
First published online: 2016

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