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 Povestʾ o Sukhane
(1,198 words)

‘The story of Sukhan’

Povestʾ o Sukhane

Date: 17th century

Original Language: Russian


The 17th-century Povest ʾ  o Sukhane is based on an older 13th-century bylina (heroic epic) of Sukhan, a knight or bogatyr ʾ who defeated a Tatar army on the Dneprʾ River. The manuscript, which is kept in the Institute of Russian Literature, St Petersburg (F. IV, op. 23, no. 39), consists of 11 pages of text with one missing leaf. V.I. Malyshev discovered it dur…

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Bourlakov, Gwyn, “ Povestʾ o Sukhane”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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