publication . Article . 2019

Aleksander Nevski pühakulugu

Enn Ernits;
Open Access Estonian
  • Published: 01 Apr 2019 Journal: Mäetagused, volume 73, pages 15-46 (issn: 1406-9938, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum
Abstract
The article gives an insight into the hagiology (Old Russian житие) of Alexander Nevsky (ca. 1220–1263), Grand Prince of Novgorod and Vladimir. It was probably put down in the 1280s, at the Nativity Monastery in Vladimir, where his body was initially buried and where, in the late 14th century, he was canonised. The hagiology was written by an unknown author. About twenty versions of the hagiology, dating back to the 14th–19th centuries, have been preserved, and all in all, about 500 manuscript texts. The unknown author did not describe Alexander Nevsky’s entire life but focused on certain details essential for the hagiology, such as the Battle of the Neva, drivi...
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free text keywords: hagiology, history, history of religions, izhorians, middle ages, orthodoxy, russia, votes, lcsh:Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology, lcsh:GN301-674, History of religions, Religious studies, Philosophy, Middle Ages, Orthodoxy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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