Simon Franklin is professor of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK, and a fellow of Clare College. He is the author of, among other works, Sermons and Rhetoric of Kievan Rus (Harvard University Press, 1991), Writing, Society and Culture in Early Rus, c. 950-1300 (Cambridge University Press, 2002), Byzantium – Rus – Russia: Studies in the Translation of Christian Culture (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002), and The Russian Graphosphere, 1450-1850 (Cambridge University Press, 2019). In 2007, he was awarded the Lomonosov Gold Medal by the Russian Academy of Sciences for outstanding achievements in research in Russian history and culture.
Pointing Out the Elephant: On Sean Griffin’s “The Liturgical Past in Byzantium and Early Rus”
Simon Franklin praises “The Liturgical Past in Byzantium and Early Rus” by Sean Griffin....