The Sofia First Chronicle (Софийская первая летопись) is a Russian
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associated with the
St. Sophia Cathedral
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. Its copies exist in two versions: Early Redaction (''starshy izvod''), which ends by 1418 and Later Redaction (''mladshy izvod''), with sporadic additions up to 1471, and up to 1508 in one of the copies. Together with the
Novgorod Fourth ChronicleThe Novgorod Fourth Chronicle (Новгородская четвёртая летопись) is a Russian chronicle of 15th century. It is traditionally called "Fourth" according to the order of the modern publication of Novgorod chronicles, rather t ...
, it is believed that it is derived from a common source. Russian philologist
Aleksey Shakhmatov Alexei Alexandrovich Shakhmatov (russian: Алексе́й Алекса́ндрович Ша́хматов, – 16 August 1920) was a Russian Empire, Russian Imperial philology, philologist and historian credited with laying foundations for ...
tentatively called it the Novgorodsko-Sofiysky Svod (Novgorod-Sofia Corpus) and initially dated it by 1448, but later revised his opinion to 1430s. Some Russian philologists shared his opinion, while others attribute the common source to the 1418 Corpus of
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See also

* Academic Chronicle * Sofia Second Chronicle


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