The Scribal Centre at the Village of Adzhar in the 17th century: New Data

The Scribal Centre at the Village of Adzhar in the 17th century: New Data

Scripta & e-Scripta vol 2, 2004
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  • Subject(s): Language studies // Late medieval literature // Adzhar written monuments // Calligraphic centers //
  • Published by: Institute for Literature BAS
  • Print ISSN: 1312-238X
  • Summary/Abstract:

    The article offers new attributions and localizations of ten Adzhar monuments on the basis of a paleographic analysis. The scribal activity in the centre is viewed in comparison with that of the rest of the calligraphic centers in the Bulgarian lands in the XVII century. The analysis of the repertoire of Adzhar monuments in the light of the new material brings about the conclusion that in the second half of the century the settlement became a literary and educational centre of a parish type, where the book copying was directly bound with the preparation of priests.

  • Page Range: 291-310
    No. of Pages: 20
    Language: English
    Year: 2004
    Issue No:: Scripta & e-Scripta vol 2, 2004

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  • Dilyana Radoslavova

    Institute for Literature, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Dilyana Radoslavova, currently a Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Old Bulgarian Literature, Institute of Literature, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She has a MA degree in Bulgarian Philology (St Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, 1995) and a PhD degree in Bulgarian literature (Institute of Literature, BAS, 2010). She specialises in the fields of the history of the Mediaeval Slavonic letters, Cyrillic palaeography and codicology, and creating electronic resources in palaeoslavistics. She is a co-compiler of Cyrillic Books Printed before 1701 in British and Irish Collections: A Union Catalogue. London, 2000 (with R. M. Cleminson, C. G. Thomson, and V. A. Voznesenskij) and an author of 17th-century Bulgarian Letters: Centers, Scribes, Repertoire (Studia Mediaevalia Slavica et Byzantina 6). Sofia, 2020.