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Book chapter

Wizerunek chrześcijaństwa zachodniego w piśmiennictwie ruskim końca XI – początku XII w.

P. 224-232.

The paper examines the image of western christianity as presented in four rusian literary works created at the end of the 11 th – the beginning of the 12 th century, namely in the Beginning Annalistic Compilation, in the Sermon on the Translation of St. Nicholas’ relics from Myra, in hegumen Daniel’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and in the Tale of Bygone Years. Only the author of the Beginning Compilation proves to be a consequent exposer of the “distortions of faith”, committed by “Latins”, while other three studied texts show this or that level of religious tolerance. The lack of information limits researcher’s ability to ascertain the particular reasons making each Russian bookman immune to Byzantine anti-latin propaganda. It can be supposed however that the the close diplomatic and personal contacts with the West created auspicious conditions for the growth of “ecumenic” ideas in the Kievan Rus’.

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Edited by: T. Maresz, K. Grysińska-Jarmuła. Bydgoszcz: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Kazimierza Wielkiego, 2016.