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The Anatomy of the Key Codices and the Ontogeny of Prosvetitel’

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The textual development of Iosif Volotskii’s influential Book against the Novgorod Heretics or Prosvetitel’ remains in dispute. Aleksei Alekseev (2010/2012) has recently challenged Iakov Lur’e’s scheme (1955/1960): from Iosif’s discourses and epistles, to Brief with 11 discourses, to more discourses and epistles, to Extended with 16 discourses. Alekseev proposes instead: Extended with 13 discourses, to both Prosv-11 (this essay’s shorthand) and Prosv-16, and from these to all of Iosif’s relevant, cognate discourses and epistles. Differences in applying literary, textual, editorial, and historical criticism may be unresolvable. But evidence from the structural hints within the texts and the actual physical anatomy – the quires and individually glued pieces of paper, whose analysis Andrei Pliguzov pursued to special advantage (1986/1992–1993) – indicate a progression from a Brief Prosv-11, or maybe Prosv-10 at first, to an imaginable Prosv-12 or -13, to Prosv-16, as well as other earlier and intermediary possibilities.

Affiliations: 1: Georgetown University, USA


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