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The Song of Prince Igor: A Russian Epic Song from the Twelfth Century

Robert Mann February 10, 2019

This is Robert Mann s translation of the only surviving epic song from the Kievan period The tale depicts the defeat of Prince Igor Sviatoslavich by the Polovtsy in 1185 As Mann explains in his commentary, the tale incorporates numerous song lines and motifs from early Russian wedding ritual Phases in the battle are portrayed metaphorically as moments in the wedding ritThis is Robert Mann s translation of the only surviving epic song from the Kievan period The tale depicts the defeat of Prince Igor Sviatoslavich by the Polovtsy in 1185 As Mann explains in his commentary, the tale incorporates numerous song lines and motifs from early Russian wedding ritual Phases in the battle are portrayed metaphorically as moments in the wedding ritual The Kiev prince has a dream that is fashioned after a wedding song in which the bride dreams that she will be taken away from her maiden home Foreign nations sing praise and reproach, a motif that follows the wedding practice of singing praise and reproach to participants in the wedding This edition also contains translations of a later epic tale from the Moscow period known as the Zadonshchina A paperbound edition can be purchased at Lulu and through Mann is the author of Lances Sing a Study of the Igor TaleThe Igor Tales and Their Folkloric BackgroundPesn o polku IgoreveSkazanie o Mamaevom poboishche Zabytyi spisok N G Golovina Berkeley Slavic Specialties Where the Ice Never MeltsA Bunch of StoriesDiscoveries in Russian LiteratureDostoevsky What They Don t Teach You in School


  • Title: The Song of Prince Igor: A Russian Epic Song from the Twelfth Century
  • Author: Robert Mann
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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