Medieval Russia

This post features primary sources on all spheres of life in Medieval Russian history.

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Berry, Lloyd Eason. Rude & Barbarous kingdom: Russia in the Accounts of
Sixteenth-Century English Voyagers. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1968. DK19.B4

Cross, Anthony Glenn. Russia Under Western Eyes, 1517-1825. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1971. DK19.C76

Cross, Samuel Hazzard, Olgerd Sherbowitz-Wetzor, ed. The Russian Primary Chronicle:
Laurentian Text. Cambridge: Medieval Academy of America, 1953. DK70.P612

Fletcher, Giles. Of the Rus Commonwealth. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1966

Jansson, Maija, Nikolai Rogozhin. England and the North: The Russian Embassy of 1613-1614. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1994. DK67.5.G7 E53 1994

Howes, Robert Craig. The Testaments of the Grand Princes of Moscow. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1967. DK70.A2H6

Riha, Tomas. Readings in Russian Civilization. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1964. DK4 .R5

Smith, Robert E.F. The Enserfment of the Russian Peasantry. London: Cambridge
University Press, 1968.
HD714.S54

Staehlin, Jakob von. Anecdotes of Peter the Great. New York: Anro Press, 1970. DK132.S813 1970

Walsh, Warren B. Readings in Russian History. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1948. DK3.W3

Wilson, Francesca. Muscovy: Russia Through Foreign Eyes, 1553-1900. New York: Praeger, 1970. DK19.W53 1971

Zenkovsky, Serge A. The Nikonian Chronicle. Princeton: Kingston Press, 1984

A Source Book for Russian History from Early Times to 1917. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972. 3 volumes. DK3.S67 1972.

Dmytryshyn, Basil. Medieval Russia: A Source Book, 900-1700. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1967. DK3.D56

Medieval Literature

Nobokov, Vladimir, trans. The Song of Igor’s Campaign: An Epic of the Twelfth Century. New York: Vintage Books, 1960. PG3300.S6 E57

Stender-Petersen, Adolf, ed. Anthology of Old Russian Literature. New York: Columbia UP, 1954. PG3223 .S7

Wiener, Leo. Anthology of Russian Literature from the Earliest Period to the Present, 1967. PG3213.W5 1967.

Zenkovsky, Serge A, ed. Medieval Russia’s Epics, Chronicles, and Tales. New York: Dutton, 1963

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