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Произведния триодного цикла Климента Охридского в славянских рукописях, хранящихся в Польше
Works by Clement of Ohrid from Slavic Manuscripts in Poland

Author(s): Jan Stradomski
Subject(s): History, Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Library and Information Science, Archiving, Cataloguing, Classification, Studies of Literature, Middle Ages, Theology and Religion
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: Church Slavonic manuscript collections in Poland hold over forty copies of homilies and encomia traditionally attributed to Clement of Ohrid. Although scholars have known about these copies for years, they have not been subjected yet to detailed linguistic and textual studies. The analysis of the works from the Lenten and Paschal cycles reveals that part of the copies retain old linguistic features – spelling and lexical units – from South Slavonic manuscripts which, no doubt, were still in use in areas of Western Russia during the 14th–16th centuries. As a rule, Clement’s works were faithfully copied, but there are occasionally examples of textual interventions that evince editorial activity by local scribes and compilers. The source material confirms the opinion that, within the Polish-Lithuanian state, Russian Orthodoxy was actively drawing from the South Slavonic literary tradition.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 53-54
  • Page Range: 82-100
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Russian, Old Slavonic, Old Bulgarian