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M. Stryjkowski

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or Myth in the period of vegetables

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Matthew Stryjkowski, making his "Chronicle" (first published in Königsberg in 1582), took Lit1L, Vit4L and even some "Lithuanian" chronicle (more – in my article about chronicle sources of Stryjkowski). All extravagancies against these sources in the text Stryjkowski should be considered own fantasies, to which he was a master.

To "the battle of the Blue Water" he returned four times [Quote from: Stryjkowski M. Kronika polska, litewska, żmódzka i wszystkiej Rusi. – Warszawa: 1846 ].

All has been said, is enough to confirm the conclusion, made by me before – all extravagancies Stryjkowski against ancient sources should be considered his own fantasies. His "Chronicle", having a high literary quality, can enjoy reading a historical novel, but can not be used as a historical source.