It aims at finally resolving the complex textological problem by comparing the texts of the PVL and the NIml with medieval Rus' chronographs.
In her monograph, she examines the chronographic borrowings of the PVL, a Kievan svod from the early 13th century, and the NIml (Shakhmatov's Nachal 'nyi svod) in an attempt to track down their chronographic sources.
Vilkul demonstrates how the chronographic borrowings from the NIml are mixed in origin; they come both from the Chronograph of the Great Description (Khronograf po velikomu izlozheniiu, hereafter HVT) type and directly from the Slavonic Hamartolos and Malalas.
The earliest borrowings from the chronographs appear in the Chronicle of Galich, from the second half of the 13th century, and these were derived from the so-called Jewish Chronograph (Iudeiskii khronograf), not even from the HVI type found in NIml, which Shakhmatov regarded as representing the oldest form of the chronographs.
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