“Slavic” Toponyms in Peloponnesus on a 1589 Map Cover Image
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„Славянски“ топоними в Пелопонес на карта от 1589 г.
“Slavic” Toponyms in Peloponnesus on a 1589 Map

Author(s): Jordan Tabov
Subject(s): History
Published by: Асоциация Клио
Keywords: Peloponnesus; Gerhard Mercator; Max Vasmer; Slavic toponyms

Summary/Abstract: On a map of Peloponnesus, compiled by the famous cartographer Gerhard Mercator and his sons and published for the first time in 1589 (and reprinted many times in the following 40 years), one can find many “Slavic” toponyms. Some of them are among the “Slavic” toponyms on the territory of present-day Greece, which have received the attention of many scholars since the first half of the 19th century and in particular are included in Max Vasmer’s classical monograph. On the map they are written in Latin letters and this gives the opportunity after a comparison with the known Greek transcriptions to obtain better hypotheses about the respective “Slavic” originals. This paper presents (with brief comments) some of these toponyms: Eniza, Ceres, Liuadosta, Mudriza, Stranzi, Troiana, Zeleniza etc. The purpose is to attract specialists’ attention to the map for further investigations.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 111-137
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Bulgarian