Iranians, Armenians, Prince Igor, and the Lightness of Pushkin

In: Iran and the Caucasus
James R. Russell Harvard University

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The Animal Style that characterizes Scythian art came into Armenia and Russia, where it is attested in bas-reliefs on churches; and the epic Song of Igor's Campaign, a unique verbal reflection of it, inspired Pushkin and his descendants in their poetic visions.

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