The notes on chronology and stages of work in the Sophian set of the Great Menaion Reader Cover Image

Заметки о хронологии и порядке работы над Софийским комплектом Великих Миней Четьих
The notes on chronology and stages of work in the Sophian set of the Great Menaion Reader

Author(s): Evgenij Alexandrovitch Lyakhovitskiy, Mikhail Alexeevich Shibaev
Subject(s): Library operations and management, Russian Literature, 16th Century, Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Издательство Исторического факультета СПбГУ
Keywords: Metropolitan Makarius; Great Menaion Reader; Great Novgorod; kodikology; National library of Russia;

Summary/Abstract: This article contains some preliminary ideas of the time working on the the Sophian set of the Great Menaion Reader. Traditionally, about the time work on the the Sophian set of the Great Menaion Reader judged by a set of supplementary notes. However, their chronological instructions contain a number of contradictions, which, together with some features of the donation records pave the way for the assumption that donation records could be written in hindsight, later in 1541. The literature is widely believed to work on a long-term for 12 years from 1529 on 1541, which is based on combining information from supplementary records Sophia volume set, with records of the Assumption set. However, for this kind of association is not sufficient reason. Codicological study of the Sophian set shows that the operation was a complex and multistage. Materials of the Sophian sets can be divided into two different periods codicological formation. The first layer is a collection of voluminous Lives. There is some reason to believe that work on the reservoir was completed to 1532. The second layer to form a chronological supplement the original formation. We carried out not only simple addition of the initial formation and structuring of daily sections by inserting at the beginning of each section of the readings from the Prologue and at the end of this section — from Poetry Prolog. Some chronological indications in the text of the second layer (as codicological and textual), give grounds to say that as a simple addition and structuring (at least in August, the final volume) was still pending at the end of 1530’s.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 8-13
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Russian