A PART OF ASIA 'том Часть Азии' and BOSCH AND SCHELM 'Бох и Шельма'
The second volume, A Part of Asia, focuses on the Mongolian Yoke and continues the historical narrative up until the 15th Century. The accompanying non-fiction title, Bosch and Schelm, consists of two novels.
The first novel tells of a horrific invasion of Tartars (Mongols) in 1237 and is narrated from both the Russian and Mongolian perspectives, falling into the Tragic Genre.
The second novel is about the adventures of a smart swindler who is wandering around Russia and the neighbouring countries on the eve of dramatic events – the great Battle of Koulikovo in 1380 where the united Russian army faced the army of the Golden Horde. Unlike the preceding novel, the second is comical and belongs to the Picaresque genre.