The Life Written by Himself

The Life Written by Himself

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Moscow in the middle of the seventeenth century had a distinctly apocalyptic feel. An outbreak of the plague killed half the population. A solar eclipse and comet appeared in the sky, causing panic. And a religious reform movement intended to purify spiritual life and provide for the needy had become a violent political project that cleaved Russian society and the Orthodox Church in two. The autobiography of Archpriest Avvakum—a leader of the Old Believers, who… (more)


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Publisher: Columbia University Press (July 06, 2021)

Collection: Russian Library

Format: EPUB

File size: 1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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