Slutsk Chronicle

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Slutsk Chronicle


(also called the Uvarov Copy), a Byelorussian-Lithuanian chronicle written in the 15th century at the court of the princes of Slutsk. The Slutsk Chronicle contains information about the princes’ activities but focuses primarily on the history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The chronicle consists of two parts. The first part covers the period from the second half of the 14th century to 1446; it was published by A. N. Popov as Chronicle of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. The second part, describing events from 970 to 1237, was published as A Chronicle Featuring the Grand Prince of Moscow.

The Slutsk Chronicle is an important example of the Old Byelorussian language and a valuable source for the study of Byelorussia, Lithuania, the Ukraine, and Rus’ during the 14th and first half of the 15th centuries.


Polnoe sobranie russkikh letopisei, vol. 17. St. Petersburg, 1907. [23–1769–]
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