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Moscow academic chronicle
(1239 – 1278)

Nicholas Zharkikh

Shortened text of the section. Full text in ukrainian version.

The Moscow academic chronicle (MAL) was preserved in a single copy from the end of the 15th century. It has been established that in the part up to 1206 it contains an accurate copy of the Radziwiłł chronicle (including individual readings). The part from 1205 to 1238 contains the text of the Sofia 1st Chronicle older recension (also including individual readings). The last part (1239 – 1418) contains an original chronicle, presumably of Rostov origin [Lurie Ya. S. . – Dictionary of scribes and literature of Ancient Rus, Leningrad, 1989, vol. 2, part 2].

This chronicle does not have a separate edition. The last part, which interests us, was printed as an appendix to the Laurentian chronicle [PSRL, 1928, vol. 1, part 3, col. 524 – 540]. The entries in it are very short.