Ringing in the New Year: Notices about some recent books of interest.

The descriptive book notices below are not formal reviews but rather quick summary information about the publications, even if I interject some personal opinions, in one case at some length. The books are ones in Russian which I have recently acquired; thus the selection makes no claim to “cover the field” of important publications in the broadly conceived “Early Slavic” field. 

Seminar: Do the Parallels Meet? The Vita Constantini and the Fihrist of Ibn al-Nadīm on the Origin of Rusian Script

Seminar in Ukrainian Studies | Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 2:30pm to 4:00pm | YouTube (public); Zoom (registration required)

Andriy Danylenko, Professor of Russian and Slavic Linguistics, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Pace University

New Book - Pravda: Gerechtigkeit, Herrschaft und sakrale Ordnung in Altrussland

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A repost from the H-Net Book Channel. The book itself came out in November 2018, but the announcement appeared on the Book Channel just recently. This monography by Stefan Plaggenborg touches upon the questions of just rulership and sacral order in medieval Russia

Archaeological reports on Pskov Cemetery Excavations

Drevnerusskii nekropol’ Pskova X-nachala XI veka. V 2-kh t. T. 1. Rannegorodskoi nekropol’ drevnego Pskova po materialam raskopov na territorii Srednego goroda. T. 2. Kamernye pogrebeniia Pskova po materialam arkheologicheskikh raskopov 2003-2009 gg. u Starovoznesenskogo monastyria. Sankt-Peterburg: Nestor-Istoriia, 2012-2016. 500, 624 pp. ISBN978-5-4469-0369-6, 978-5-4469-0826-4.

Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana, 2017, No 1

Dear colleagues,

I am glad to inform, that new issue of "Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana" was published. Please, read it at the site: 





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