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Слово за звездата Ирани: история на текста и критическо издание
The story of the Irani star: text history and critical edition

Author(s): Iva Trifonova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Semiotics / Semiology, Theoretical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Lexis, Semantics, Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics, Bulgarian Literature, South Slavic Languages, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Philology, Phraseology
Published by: Асоциация за антропология, етнология и фолклористика ОНГЬЛ

Summary/Abstract: The object of the article is a late legend – The Story of the Irani Star – which might have originated among the Eastern Orthodox Slavs in the 15th c. The plot revolves around the Star of Bethlehem, the birth of Jesus, and the pilgrimage of the Magi (cf. Matthew 2: 1–12). The article discusses the narrative, its structure and the history of the text, with a focus on the edition and reconstruction of the text. The Story is published according to the copy found in Miscellany No 143 (504), 258v–265r, dated to the 16th c., which is part of the manuscript collection of the Joseph-Volokolamsk Monastery. Today, the manuscript is kept in the Russian State Library (Moscow, Russia). The edition is prepared in comparison with four copies of the legend dated to 15th and 16th c.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 255-276
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Bulgarian