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Bilingualism in Post-Byzantine Mural Inscriptions in Balkan Art: Historical Background and Functions
Bilingualism in Post-Byzantine Mural Inscriptions in Balkan Art: Historical Background and Functions

Author(s): Tsvetan Vasilev
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Theology and Religion
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The article aims to present new ideas about the interaction of the languages, mainly Greek and Slavic, in the churches with mixed type of inscriptions from the period of the Byzantine and post-Byzantine Balkan Christian art. This phenomenon is usually called ‘bilingualism’ and is dependent on specific historical, geographic or other sociolinguistic conditions: regions with bilingual population (also called ‘bilingual audience’), itinerant teams of painters, to mention just a few. The analysis is divided into two separate fields – historical and functional, which is necessary for acquiring a complex and accurate viewpoint on this matter

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 45-51
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English