Collecting the manuscripts at the State Art Museum named after A. N. Radiszev started not long ago and at the present moment the Library has small number of hand-written exemplars gifted by private persons. Most number of manuscripts from the museum collection dated XIX century and were essentially the Old Belief ones. Presented manuscript collections are not only reflect the dynamics of historical process and spiritual life of the certain region but also reflect the general processes of Old Belief movement.
[IsPartOf] Russian Orthodox Church History - Music/Songs of the Old Believers - History of the Raskol (schism)
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