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Мануиловият апостол
The Manuil Apostolos

Author(s): Andrej Boyadzhiev, Elissaveta Moussakova, Margaret Dimitrova
Subject(s): Language studies
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: The paper discusses the decoration, codicological and palaeographic features, orthography, language, content, and textual peculiarities of the Manuil Apostolos, a full lectionary, six fragments of which are kept under six signatures in three libraries in Russia and Bulgaria. The analysis concerns all the fragments but is mostly concentrated on the two of them kept in SS. Cyril and Methodius National Library, nos. 499 and 500 which have been examined de visu. The characteristics of the decoration, orthography, and text show interplay of more archaic and more innovative features, for instance there are both archaic lexical readings and Preslavisms. The Apostolos is closer to the Slepche Apostolos and Matica Srpska Apostolos. The Manuil Apostolos is likely to have been written in an eastern (or northeastern) Bulgarian scriptorium in the second half of the thirteenth century.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 33-34
  • Page Range: 356-379
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Bulgarian