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Ранната печатна кирилица: графичен опит и културни функции
The Early Printed Cyrillic: Graphic Experience and Cultural Functions

Author(s): Mariyana Tsibranska-Kostova
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Education, Library and Information Science, Other, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociology, History of ideas, Local History / Microhistory, Middle Ages, Modern Age, Special Historiographies:, Historical Linguistics, School education, Vocational Education, Adult Education, State/Government and Education, Social development, Demography and human biology, Social Informatics, Economic development, 15th Century, 16th Century, The Ottoman Empire, Social Norms / Social Control, Inclusive Education / Inclusion, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: Cyrillic alphabet; early Slavonic printing; the first Bulgarian printer Yacov Kraykov

Summary/Abstract: The article is dedicated to one aspect of the long-lasting life of the Cyrillic alphabet, namely the use of Cyrillic script as base for the Slavonic book publishing in its initial period from the end of the 15th – the 16th centuries. The main goal is to illustrate some peculiarities in the grapheme inventory, and to point out the cultural-historical functions of the early printed Cyrillic, the major of which was the preservation and the reproduction of the religious and spiritual identity. Supplementary, but not less important functions were the creation of cultural communities, the integration of the Bulgarian written legacy in Europe, its cognitive, moral, entertaining function, and others. The statement is subjected to the pursuit of shaping historically the relation between alphabet and identity, which should be realized as value, especially in the year of the Bulgarian presidency of the European Union, and the Cyrillic as one of its symbols.

  • Issue Year: 60/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 441-450
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian