The Calendar Entries in the Bulgarian Damaskini Not Presented in the Thesauros of Damaskenos Studites  Cover Image
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Памети извън състава на Съкровище в българските дамаскини
The Calendar Entries in the Bulgarian Damaskini Not Presented in the Thesauros of Damaskenos Studites

Author(s): Dilyana Radoslavova
Subject(s): Language studies
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: The article reconsiders the structural characteristics of the source for the Bulgarian Damaskini – Damaskenos Studites’ vernacular anthology Θησαυρóς (Venice, 1557/8 г.). The author reckons it to be an intricately conceived book containing sermons and vitae, all selected and put in a complicated calendar order in accordance to the following general thematic frame: the Incarnation and the earthly life of Christ; the life in Christ and the Salvation – through fasting, penance, and martyrdom; and the God’s blessing manifested through the Descent of the Holy Spirit and the miracles of the saints. Based on this interpretation, the study attempts at complementing the known composition models of the archaic Sredna Gora Damaskini and the New-Bulgarian Damaskini of the classic period (late 16th – 17th c). It also aims at summing up the records on the non-Thesauros’ texts for calendar entries that do not derive from the original anthology and on those that duplicate or replace texts of the original Damaskenos Studites’ collection. Within the group of the Damaskini that have calendar related contents the study identified six structural variants of transforming the Thesauros’ model, as well as their sub-variants. The classification reflects the degree of preservation/destruction or resemantization of the thematic-calendar frame of the original anthology.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 47
  • Page Range: 336-361
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Bulgarian