In 2004 the book "Tsar of the Slavs" was issued. In it we started a detailed study of one of the most ancient, according to the new chronology, epochs of our history – the epoch of Christ. Andronic-Christ (who is also the great Russian prince Andrew the Pious, he is also St. Andrew the First Called), as we showed, lived in the XII century A.D. According to the New Chronology, a rich in events written history of the mankind starts only from the XIV century A.D. Of course, we speak not about events in general, but about those, written evidences of which reached us.
More earlier X-XIII centuries – this is the most ancient period of our written history. Only data about the brightest events reached us. According to the system of chronological shifts, discovered by A.T.FOMENKO in the 70th, see. [����1] and [����2], the earliest epoch, from which there are resonances of the written data, - it is the tens century A.D. Only starting from around 900 A.D., the written history of the past starts to "revive". And only from around 1300 there is a rather close stream of evidences, which reached us from the past.
In our seven volumes "Chronology" is given a reconstruction of the events of the XIV-XVI centuries, based on the new chronology, received with application of the natural-scientific methods to the whole amount of historical material, comprising the ancient and medieval history.
In particular, the mentioned above border - 1300 A.D. became clear. At that epoch there was a heavy enlargement of the Great = "Mongol" Empire. After this the most of the reached us primary sources were created. That's why the time earlier 1300 is much worse described in the chronicles, than the following Empire epoch of the XIV-XVII centuries. With good reason we can say, that the period earlier the XIII-XIV centuries, - that is before the Great = "Mongol" conquest, - is the most ancient epoch of the history.
In 2003-2004 we started the studies, devoted to the origins of the Empire that is the epoch of the XII-XIII centuries. The first book of new cycle - "Tsar of the Slavs" tells about the received by us final dating of Christmas with 1152 A.D. We provided bright worldly reflections of the evangelic events. A connection between the history of Christianity and the history of the Empire became clear.
The present book continues the book "Tsar of the Slavs" and describes the history of the XII-XIV centuries from the point of new chronology.
In the first chapters we fulfill and deepen our reconstruction of the epoch of Christ, which was continued in the book "Tsar of the Slavs". In particular, the discovered by us worldly biographies of John the Baptist were for the first time studied in detail. For example, it suddenly appears that John the Baptist appears on the pages of worldly chronicles also in the image of a famous "antique" Roman speaker Cicero. Other reflections of John the Baptist are found. In particular, this is Biblical Isaiah. The famous "Sibylline books" enter the same layer of historical events about the Forerunner.
In addition to our analysis of the "ancient"-Greek myths, described in the book "Tsar of the Slavs", we study a myth about the Argonauts. It appears that it contains a considerable layer of events, related to Christ. The myths about Jason, Medea and other heroes of the campaign of Argonauts become much clearer now.
Next, we indicate a number of new worldly reflections of Christ and his coevals in the Russian history. The issue is, in particular, about the first great Russian princes Igor and Oleg. It appears that chronicle newsletters about them soaked up some data about Andronicus-Christ. The same is also related to Haskuldr and Dir of the Russian chronicles. In general, as appeared, the beginning of Russian chronicles contains many hidden mentionings of Christ.
"Antique" Antony and Cleopatra are presented to us in a new light. It appears that they are also personages of the evangelic epoch of the XII century.
Next we tell about the time AFTER CHRIST. The issue is about the events of the first decades after the crucifixion of Andronicus-Christ in 1185. In the Scaligerian wrong count of years it is allegedly the first half of the FIRST century A.D. That is the epoch of allegedly two thousand years ago. According to the new chronology, the events took place much later, around 800 years ago. As we discovered, at the end of the XII - XIII century the following famous heroes acted.
# Paul the Apostle. As appeared, he is directly related to the Crusades of the XII-XIII centuries.
# The Great Russian prince Svyatoslav.
# The Great princess Olga and tsarina Elena, mother of Konstantin the Great.
# "Antique" Achilles – a famous hero of the Trojan war.
# Famous personages of the German-Scandinavian epos – Ziegfried and Valkyrie Brunehilde. Next, God Wodan, Nibelungs.
# "Antique" tsar Aeneas, who founded the Roman Tsardom and his successors – Romulus and Rem.
# Varangian Ryurik (he is Aeneas), called up to rule in Russia, who based the Russian tsardom. Here we finally explain the famous legend about calling up of the Varangians to Russia.
Our reconstruction appears as a result of reading of the old primary sources in the light of new datings. That's why we constantly underline, that the base of our studies is exactly CHRONOLOGY, not just reading and explanation of the sources. Chronology (that is dates) is established by us by means of precise natural-scientific methods. As for the "historical meat", raised by us on the "chronological skeleton", of course here we yet can't confirm full authenticity of the conclusions and suppositions. As it seems us, in general they are reasoned. Although, of course, details will be clarified. An important result is that the ancient primary sources really LET A READING, AGREED WITH THE NEW CHRONOLOGY. That's why it is stated not just like a theoretic construction, "noodling", but as the main working instrument in restoration of the correct history.
Some readers try to catch only linguistic considerations from our books. And, as it seems them, based on the "similar considerations", - to build their own historical theory. Others, instead, furiously condemn us exactly "for linguistics". We repeat once again that linguistics is not our main method of study of the chronology. And it couldn't serve even an independent method of analysis of the history. Otherwise, based on the linguistic considerations it is impossible to build neither the correct chronology nor the one, based on reconstruction of the history. A sequence of considerations should be absolutely different. First, by means of precise methods – mathematical, astronomical and others – independent datings are searched and the correct sequence of historical events is determined. Only after this comes the time of reading of the ancient chronicles according to the established chronology. Only at this last stage linguistic considerations sometimes have sense. Rather loose in their nature and unable to prove anything.
We understand that many people, accustomed to absolutely different history, may not like our works due to purely emotional considerations. For example, because we touch the history of religion. We want to underline that our studies don't touch the issues of faith. We consider neither church dogmas, nor the basics of beliefs, but speak only about the chronology and history. Having attentively read our books a reader should understand that WE DON'T ENTER THE RELIGIOUS FIELD.
In the present book we refer, in particular, to our seven volumes "Chronology First Canon", containing the basics of the New Chronology and published in 2004-2006. See [����1] - [����7] in the list of literature.
We are grateful to N.D.Gostev and T.N.Fomenko for the useful ideas and help in search and working on the sources.
Moscow, Lomonosov Moscow State University