- 電気通信大学紀要 (ISSN:09150935)
- vol.22, no.1, pp.145-165, 2010-02-15
The author in this bulletin provides translations of four literary works, which reflect medieval Russian thoughts in the period of so-called Mongol-Tatar yoke (usually considered from 1238th to1480th). The first we provide is composed of five sermons of Serapion of Vladimir. They accounted for the cruel aggressions of Mongol-Tatars as a punishment from God and invoked penitence of their contemporary. The second work is “the Tale of Mercury of Smolensk”. Mercury was believed to have repulsed single-handed the cloud of Mongol-Tatars from Smolensk. The third is“the Tale of Kitezh”. The town of Kitezh was believed to have disappeared during the attack of Mongol-Tatars. The fourth is “the Tale of Assassination of the Prince of Chernigov Michail and His Aristocrat Feodor”, who are assassinated because of the refusal of Tatars'customs in their court.