Anonymous: Slovo o polku Igoreve [Igor's Tale]

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  • Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia

Slovo o polku Igoreve [in this article abbreviated to SPI; translated into English as: The Tale of Igor's Campaign; The Song of Igor's Campaign; The Lay of Igor's Campaign; The Lay of the Host of Igor; Lay Of The Warfare Waged By Igor, Son Of Svyatoslav, Grandson Of Oleg; The Tale Of the Armament of Igor] is an anonymous epic poem of about 3,000 words in length that describes the unsuccessful campaign of 1185 undertaken for ambitious reasons by Prince Igor of Novgorod-Seversky (Novgorod Siversky – nowadays is a small town in the Chernihiv region in Ukraine) against the Polovtsy (or Polovtsians; also known as Cumans or Kipchaks). The SPI<…

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Rogatchevskaia, Ekaterina. "Slovo o polku Igoreve ". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 December 2008
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