Medieval Russian Manuscripts and Primary Sources
Old Russian Script Scans - also in Russian, but the dates should be decipherable - "Bek" means century.
Manuscript Slavonic Cyrillic Books in the National Library of Russia - in English.
National Library of Russia Pictures Index - English.
The Radzivill Chronicle - just a few illuminations from this 15th century manuscripts.
Radzivill Chronicle - the first 50 pages.
Old Russian Miniatures - from 15th-17th century manuscripts.
The Life of Saint Aleksandr Nevskii - 16th century illuminations.
Tale of the Route of Mamai - British Library.
Povest' o Soloveskom Vosstanii - 17th century illuminations and calligraphy.
Gospels of Tsar Ivan Alexander - 14th century Bulgarian manuscript.
Primary Sources in English:
The Chronicle of Nestor aka Russian Primary Chronicle, excerpts at the Medieval Sourcebook.
The Chronicle of Novgorod - 1016-1471 - PDF of the full 1914 translation by Michel and Forbes
Excerpts from the Novgorod Chronicle.
The Journey of Friar John of Pian de Carpine to the Court of Kuyuk Khan, 1245-1247.
William of Rubruck's Account of the Mongols - includes a little Russian info.
The First Treaty of Novgorod, c. 1264
Ibn al-Athir's Accounts of the Rus (10th-13th centuries)
Medieval and Early Modern Russia and Ukraine - resources collected by David Waugh at the University of Washington (Seattle)
The Sudebnik - 1497 law code in English translation.
The Radziwell Chronicle - a few illustrations with translations, courtesy of UNESCO
1229 Novgorod Treaty with German Merchants
The Discovery of Muscovy by Richard Hakluyt.
Silk Road Narratives.
Primary Sources in Russian:
History of Literature of Ancient Rus - another Russian site with many primary sources.
Ancient Russian Literature - besides period texts, has tools explanation of period titles, measurements, etc.
Historical Sources for Native History up to the Beginning of the XVIII cent in the Russian Language on the Internet. - just what it says, except in Russian.
Documents from ancient times to 1917 - ditto.
The Domostroi in Russian.
The Domostroj in Russian from the Ancient Russian Literature site.
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