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Regular version of the site

Book chapter

Simon of Iurievets and the Hagiography of Old Russian Holy Fools

P. 269-280.

The still unpublished Vita of an Old-Russian holy fool Simon of Yurievets is analyzed as the first text  which features a real city lunatic, adjusting him to the pre-existing literary pattern

In book

Simon of Iurievets and the Hagiography of Old Russian Holy Fools
Edited by: P. Hunt, S. Kobets. Bloomington: Slavica Publications, 2011.