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Russinova T. V. ABOUT ONE OF THE SYMBOLIC ASPECTS OF THE MEDIEVAL NOVEL. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Philology. Journalism, 2010, vol. 10, iss. 3, pp. 51-?.

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The article deals with the symbolic meaning of the medieval novel and its genre nomination. The word "romanz" and the genre of the novel itself refers to Rome and the prestigious, legitimizing tradition, one way or another connected with Rome. in this sense, a medieval novel can be considered as a specific secular and literary analogy of the strategy of "empire transfer".


1 Up to the 16th century, as M.E. Grabar-Passek,
"All chronists consider it necessary in one or another
measure the fate of the European royal dynasty
with the Trojans "(Grabar-Passek ME Antique
Plots and forms in Western European literature.
M., 1966. C. 196).
2 For example, "King Dagobert (VII-VIII cc.) Speaks of
francs that they are ex nobilissimo et antiquo Troianorum
sanguine nati "(Grabar-Passek ME, Ed., op., S. 195).
3 On the Troyan origin of the Franks, see: Fredegariy.
The Chronicle, II, 4-6; The Book of the History of the Franks, 1-2.
The anonymous author of The Book of the History of the Franks (Liber
historiae Francorum ", VIII century) tells about the origin of the
the name of the tribe is as follows. Trojans
help the Roman emperor Valentinian
beat the tribe of Alans, and he for exceptional military
quality calls them francs, that is, "wild"
(Grabar-Passek, ME, Ed., Op., Pp. 193-195).
4 On the Trojan origin of the Britons, see: Nenniy.
The history of the Britons, X; Galfrid of Monmouth. History
Britons, VI and beyond (especially XXI). Galfrid Mont-

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