Chronicle called the genre of narrative works, which tells in chronological order of the events that happened in any country.Works with the same name are specific to ancient.All chronicles usually rukopisny.Rasskaz each chronicles began with the words: "In the year such and such ...", hence the name - the chronicle.In Russia, the chronicle was widespread in 11-17 centuries.The people who wrote these books worked in monasteries and princely courts.Chroniclers called them.Rare yard had no chronicler.Occupation enjoyed this respect, since it was believed that they leave a legacy for future generations.First chroniclers collected small chronicles, based on which then compiled chronicles svody.Samoy ancient record is considered to be "Tale of Bygone Years".It was compiled in the early 12th century in Kiev.The drafters of this body
set ourselves quite a difficult task - to describe the events taking place across the ancient.IeThis record was characterized by an all-Russian.It was preceded by early vaults.The oldest of them originated in Kiev 11v.V period of feudal fragmentation attributable to the 12-15 century, chronicles the publication reports only the history of individual land.Since the beginning of the centralization of the 15th century, re-emerged in Moscow, all-Russian work.The 17th century is characterized by sinking to chronicle chronicles Rusi.Zamechatelnoy feature it is that the chroniclers themselves saw in the events of the intervention of divine forces.All the works are wonderful intertwining of real events, epics, legends, laws and dogovorov.Eti historical and literary monuments and its experienced difficult times.During the Mongol-Tatar yoke chronicles the decline occurs.Needless to mention the yoke of the past tense in the subsequent works that emerged after his sverzheniya.Letopisi - this is an excellent material for the study of ancient Russian literature, language and literature.They are truly a masterpiece of epistolary genre.