Josef Dobrovsky and the Origins of the Igor' Tale by Edward L. KeenanJosef Dobrovsky and the Origins of the Igor' Tale by Edward L. Keenan

Josef Dobrovsky and the Origins of the Igor' Tale

byEdward L. Keenan

Hardcover | March 8, 2004

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This controversial and groundbreaking book revisits the origins of one of the most beloved works of East Slavic literature, the Slovo o polku Igoreve (the Igor' Tale). Keenan delves into the history of the publication of the Tale and produces a meticulous analysis of its language in order to demonstrate that the text is not an authentic twelfth-century document. Rather, Keenan argues that it is a product of the late eighteenth century, created by the Bohemian scholar Josef Dobrovsky'. Keenan's thought-provoking insights into the creation and publication of the Tale will spark scholarly debate for many years.

Edward L. Keenan is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of History and Director, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard University.
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Title:Josef Dobrovsky and the Origins of the Igor' TaleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 1.8 inPublished:March 8, 2004Publisher:HarvardLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0916458962

ISBN - 13:9780916458966

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