Smoliyaninov Ignatius( The author of two circulations.)
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Biography Smoliyaninov Ignatius
(end of XIV - early XV. Smolensk - Athos, or Moscow)
Went to Constantinople in 1389, Mr.. with the Metropolitan and the Patriarch Kipriyanov Pimen, and thence to Jerusalem, where he stayed until 1405, Mr.. The latter walking Ignatius little is known, while the description of the first preserved in a number of editorial. Are described in detail the temples of Constantinople, especially Sophia Church with its 40 windows, which the author compares with the Smolensk Mother of God Church. In all these descriptions of the visible greater care and erudition. In 'Hozhdeni'i reproduced complex political situation in Byzantium, after it was captured by the Turks. King Manuel, as recounted by a Russian author, twice cited "fryazskuyu" (Turkish) army against his co-religionists, firing their cannons. Both walking credible and laconic descriptions, and their author is a man well educated, not resorted to the assistance of interpreters, as a perfect master of languages of those countries that attended the.
VN. Tatishchev asserted that after returning to Russia and. appointed Archimandrite Spassky Monastery, where he processed his travel notes. According to the AA. Shahmataova and VS. Ikonnikova, he returned to his native Smolensk, because there Smolensk edition of his works. Finally, a hypothesis that I. after a visit to Constantinople undertook the pilgrimage to Palestine and that he wrote the 'In Ierasulim Journey', although this view is not supported, and at the same time teaching scientists can not disprove it.
. 'Journey of Ignatius Smoliyaninov' bears clear traces of Smolensk literary school, which, besides walking around, successfully expand into other literary genres - hagiographic, chronicles, didactic, epidekticheskie etc.
. Lit.: Literature of Ancient Russia
. - M., 1978.