Table Genres of Old Russian literature (classification)

Name a brief description of Example artistic works
Life Biography of secular and clergy canonized by the Christian Church “The Life of Alexander Nevsky”
Walking A travel genre that describes a trip to holy places or describes a journey “Walking the Three Seas” by Afanasy Nikitin
Teaching An edifying genre containing didactic instruction “The Teaching of Vladimir Monomakh”
War story The story of a military campaign “The Legend of the Mamayev Massacre”
Chronicle A historical work in which the narration was carried out over the years “The Tale of Bygone Years”
Word A fictional prose work of the spiritual literature of Ancient Rus of an instructive nature “A Word about Law and Grace” by Metropolitan Hilarion
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