Form and Function in Mianžynski's "Romance of Alexander"

Among the manuscript versions of the Romance of Alexander (Aleksandryja) compiled by U.V. Anicenka and published in 1962 by the Belarusian Academy of Sciences one claims our particular interest for the information contained in a postscript which identifies the writer and dates the manuscript. The writer records the year of his manuscript as 1697...

...the information...enables us to locate him in ageographical and cultural context: 17th century Polesian Orthodox clergy, exposed to Polish influences...

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