The Primary Chronicle in Light of World(-)System Theories and Social Constructivism

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The text presents a new interpretation of the Old Rus’ Primary Chronicle through the lens of I. Wallerstein’s and A.G. Frank’s World(-)System Theories, combined with social constructivism and historical anthropology, which will allow the author to elaborate on the utility and advantages that this concept offers for the large-scale study of pre-modern literature.

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  • Byzantine world-system

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  • Rus’ as a transit zone between two world-systems: the Scandinavian and the Byzantine

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  • Slavonic paradigm – Slavic world-system

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  • “Double bind” between the European intellectual “community” and the barbarian and just-baptized tribes, between the logic of writing/literacy and the oral tradition, etc.

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  • Ancient and Christian intellectual “community” and barbarian and just-baptized tribes and societies

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