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This page contains the sources of information we used on the personality of Prince Igor Rurikovich – books, articles, clippings from magazines, etc. To the extent possible, without violating copyright, we have added links for downloading original documents, or information for self-search of publications.
Tale of Bygone Years
We have given clippings about events related to the personality of Prince Igor Rurikovich and his reign, translated by D.S. Likhachev.
Liutprand of Cremona “Antapodosis” (Retribution)
Leo the Deacon “History”
In the above fragment of the 10th chapter of the 6th book, 25 years after the death of Prince Igor Rurikovich, in a letter to Svyatoslav, the Byzantine emperor John Tzimiskes recalled the fate of his father, calling him Inger, reporting that Igor went on a campaign against some Germans , was captured by them, tied to the tops of trees and torn in two.
Continuer of Theophanes “Biography of the Kings”
In the above fragment of the 39th section of the 6th book, the events of the first campaign of Prince Igor against Constantinople in 941 are described.
Al-Masudi “Golden Mines”
The above fragment (sections 7-12) describes the campaigns of the Rus not mentioned in the ancient Russian chronicles.
In the fragment cited by us there is a story about the contemporary Russian-Khazar-Byzantine war in the Black Sea region, where the Russian leader is named H-l-g-w, which allowed some historians to try to link this campaign to Oleg the Prophet or Igor Rurikovich.
Books (secondary sources)
V. N. Tatishchev – “Russian History”
The second section (2nd chapter of the 2nd book) is a description of the reign of Oleg the Prophet, there are also brief mentions of Igor.
The third section (3rd chapter of the 2nd book) is a detailed description of Igor’s reign.