Writings of priestless Old Believers in Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth of the 18th century Cover Image

Cочинения старообрядцев-беспоповцев в Речи Посполитой в XVIII в
Writings of priestless Old Believers in Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth of the 18th century

Author(s): Nadezhda Morozova
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Comparative Study of Literature, Lithuanian Literature, Polish Literature, 18th Century, 19th Century, Philology
Published by: Vilniaus Universiteto Leidykla
Keywords: Староверие; Речь Посполитая; беспоповцы; федосеевские соборы; Феодосий Васильев; Евстрат Феодосиев;

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with the evaluation of creative works by priestless Old Believers residing in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 18th century. The study gives a special emphasis to the two main issues, i.e. 1) creative work of Feodosiy Vasilyev and his son Evstrat Feodosiyev (Feodosiyevich) and 2) the texts on activities of the Feodoseevtsy Council meetings that took place in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in the first half through the middle of the 18th century. The evaluation of the original creative work of priestless Old Believers of the Polish– Lithuanian Commonwealth specified in the article enables to conclude about the gradual expansion of the territories in which settlements of Old Believers appeared and the residents of which would be involved in active polemic and literary activities. The second third of the 18th century is characterized by the highest intellectual activity that would primarily be attributed to the inhabitants of the Sebezh lands.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 58 (2)
  • Page Range: 79-98
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Russian