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Морал и идеология. Петко Славейков и „Ловчанскийт владика…“
Morality and ideology: Petko Slaveykov and „The Bishop Lovech…”

Author(s): Nikolay Aretov
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Local History / Microhistory, Oral history, Modern Age, Bulgarian Literature, 19th Century
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Petko Slaveykov; Teodosiy Ikonomov; Lovech, comedy; Greek-Bulgarian ecclesiastical conflict; morality; ideology

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyzes an episode of the life of the young Petko Slaveykov, related to the comedy “The bishop of Lovech, or a misfortune of the watchmaker of Lovech” (1863) by Teodosiy Ikonomov and discuses the tension between morality and ideology. Slaveykov was a witness and took part in the events from 1847-1848, on which the comedy was based. The paper touches on the connection between the motif about the infidel wife, presented similarly in Molière’s play “George Dandin ou le Mari confondu”, the actual events and the political implications of the author, in the context of the Greek-Bulgarian ecclesiastical conflict.

  • Issue Year: 65/2022
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 3-16
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian