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Mikhail N. Gromov 

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Mikhail N. Gromov — DSc in Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Goncharnaya St., 12, p. 1, 109240 Moscow, Russia.
E-mail: gromov@iph.ras.ru


History of Arts




Vol. 65


pp. 269–278


July 07, 2021

Approved after reviewing

September 12, 2021

Date of publication

September 28, 2022



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The research is carried out with support of the grant 19-012-00261 A.


Old Russian art and Old Russian philosophy have many similar typological features. Therefore, the consideration of ancient Russian art, from a philosophical point of view, has a certain methodological significance. Old Russian texts can be divided into three groups according to the degree of saturation of their philosophical and aesthetic content. The first group consists of the most serious books, including: “The source of knowledge” by John of Damascus, “Dioptra” by Philip the Hermit, “The logic of Aviasaph” and a number of others. The second group, the most numerous, includes the works of Metropolitan Hilarion, Maxim the Greek, Cyril of Turov, some Apocrypha and other works. The third group includes monuments of business writing. The works of the second group require careful textual study. In addition to monuments of writing, it is important to consider non-verbal sources: monuments of painting, architecture, and small plastic art. In the whole, all of them provide a general yet clear overview of the Old Russian art.


Old Russian Art, Old Russian Philosophy, Groups of Sources, Linguistic Analysis, Complex Study.


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