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Един щрих към предисторията на научната кирилометодиевистика
An Additional Pade to the Early History of Cyriilo-Methodian Research

Author(s): Krassimir Stanchev
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Кирило-Методиевски научен център при Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: In his article the author dwells on a document of 1639, which has already been published by him and which is kept in Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana (Ms Borg. lat. 483, ff. 23v–25r). He discusses the document from the viewpoint of the history of Cyrillo-Methodian studies. The anonymous author of the document who worked in Propaganda Fide challenged (for the first time in the Catholic tradition) the popular legend that St. Jerome is the creator of the Glagolitic alphabet and the translator of the Bible into Slavic and voices an opinion that centuries later was accepted as scientific truth by Slavic Studies, namely that Constantine-Cyril the Philosopher created the Glagolitic alphabet and that it was he and his brother, Methodius, that obtained for the first time permission from the pope "to celebrate the divine services in Slavic". The author of the article encloses a Bulgarian translation of the document made by himself and publisched here for the first time.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 63-70
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian