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Synodikon and chronicle

Nicholas Zharkikh

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

There is an opinion that synodikons were also used as sources for the compilation of chronicles.

I must categorically object: this is not true. We do not have any case that in the annals there were traces of the using the synodikon’s memorial records, and even more so we do not have any synodikon, the text of which would be primary in relation to the chronicles.

Instead, we have quite distinct cases when the text of the annals is primary in relation to the synodikon.

Here we must clearly stipulate that what has been said about the correlation of synodikons and chronicles concerns Ukrainian synodikons, rather than Great Russian ones.