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"Avraamka" chronicle (1223 – 1248)

Nicholas Zharkikh

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

Late Novgorod "Avraamka" chronicle (LA) [PSRL, 1889, vol. 16; 2018, vol. 44], brought to 1469, provides information for the 1st half 13th century in strong reduction, borrowing them mainly from N1LMI, but supplementing from other sources [Abrahamka transcribed part of the codex in which this chronicle is contained, but had nothing to do with the compilation or transcribing of the latter. That’s why his name is in quotes]. Therefore, here we see two mentions of the battle on Kalka – once in 6731, and the second time – in 6732. Both stories are drastically shortened, moreover, without understanding the text. This is how the Polovtsian prince Kotyan turned into Akotyan, moreover, the father-in-law of Mstislav of Chernihiv [col. 49]. The LA scribe is not to blame for this error – he borrowed it from (Kar-16).