Festschrift for Boris Floria
The article analyzes the Russian-Greek phrasebook of the 15th century. For the first time, the text is viewed as a historical source.
In the evidence of Byzantine sources layers are identified that reflect the
changes in political environment and the historical evolution in describing the
events of 941.
This book is simultaneously a history of Constantinopolitan topography and a guide through the Byzantine monuments of Istanbul, both well-known and absolutelu obsure
The versions of the Life of Basil the Younger found in the Greek manuscript Athos Dionysiou 107 and in several copies of the Life’s Slavic translation date back to early stages of the text’s editing. These versions provide a lot of important data that disappeared at a later stage as reflected in the Moscow manuscript, which is reproduced in the Washington edition of 2014. Among other things, Amastrianon and Ox squares can now be located with more precision.
The Life of the Patriarch John the Faster is published and introsuced as a first-hand historical source