NORTH IN COSMOGRAPHY OF «POVEST' VREMENNYKH LET» («CHRONICLE OF ANCIENT YEARS»)

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Issue: № 3. 2014

Heading: Messages


Tags

Kievan Rus, the Old Testament, Chronicle of Ancient Years, Chronicle of George Hamartolos, Metropolitan Hilarion, Christianity, a division of the world, cosmograph.

Annotation

The author reconstructs the ancient scribe’s representation of the location of Kievan Rus’ in the biblical worldview (the separation between the sons of light in November). Self-positioning of Kievan Rus’ was based on this cosmography set out in the Byzantine «Chronicle George Hamartolos», which was widely known in Kievan Rus and used to create «Chronicle of Ancient Years», ancient scribes in this creative process it. Thus, the biblical division of the world into three parts between Noah’s sons supplemented their division into four parts according to the cardinal, Kievan Rus, he inscribes within the vast north to include it within Afeto possessions. Thus, the author chronicles include Russia in God’s plan of salvation, and their native language and at the same time their ethnicity - in the space available knowledge of languages and peoples.