Re: [sig] Looking for So. Cal SCA, need opinions on new book
- Su Ralston wrote:
>Being a totally unrepentant book-buyer, I was browsing through a used bookIt's probably the best collection of Russian literature of the time
>store over the weekend and came across "Medieval Russia's Epic, Chronicles, and Tales" edited by serge A Zenkovsky (ISBN 0-525-47363-7).
>My question is this - before I start reading this and thinking what is
>written is accurate, has anyone else read this book, and what did you think?
period, although I know that some scholars are not entirely happy with
Zenkovsky's translations. Few challenges are made to assumed
authorship--more information has been unearthed since the complilation
that would contradict some of Zenkovsky's claims. The book is
definitely worth reading for a decent sampling of the texts available,
though. For serious study, I'd recommend reading some of the more
recent papers related to the selections.
Hope you enjoy it!