The Tzamblak’s sermon – the social picture of life in Bulgaria in the XIV century Cover Image

Цамблаковата проповед ѻ͗ ѹ͗сопшии– социална картина на живота в България през XIV век
The Tzamblak’s sermon – the social picture of life in Bulgaria in the XIV century

Author(s): Maria Spasova
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Diplomatic history, Oral history, Social history, Middle Ages, Bulgarian Literature, Eastern Slavic Languages, 13th to 14th Centuries
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: Gregory Tzamblak;the sermon ѻ͗ ѹ͗сопшии;Medieval Bulgaria;Social Life

Summary/Abstract: The article gives excerpts and information for the social life in the Medieval Bulgaria that are contained in the sermon of Gregory Tzamblak. In contrast to the historical sources where the facts are „painted” with background information, the sermons are characterized by the art peculiarities of the rhetoric prose and with elements of the vivid, folk language. The sermon is a kind of mediator between the clergyman preacher and the laymen who are playing the role of his audience. The theological theses, the Biblical excerpts and their interpretation are given through familiar to the Christians examples. Paintnigs from the real life are being painted and though this represents a Medieval realism of the imitation, the sermon is an authentic historical source for the picture of the social life in.

  • Issue Year: XXIII/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 405-418
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian, Old Bulgarian