The European Diffusion of the Formulae used in Latin Inscriptions on Bells in the 14th – 18th Centuries Cover Image
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Circulaţia europeană a formulelor campanare în limba latină în secolele XIV-XVIII
The European Diffusion of the Formulae used in Latin Inscriptions on Bells in the 14th – 18th Centuries

Author(s): Filimon Doina Doroftei
Subject(s): Cultural history, Historical Linguistics
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Transylvania; inscriptions on bells; Latin formulae; media et infima Latinitas; Central and Eastern European diffusion;

Summary/Abstract: The paper is an attempt to compare the Latin inscriptions on bells from different periods and areas of Europe, being based on some collections from France,Germany, Hungaria and Transylvania. There are three types of information:Christian inscriptions (quoted from biblical and liturgical sources), inscriptions concerning the sound of the bell and inscriptions about casting and recasting work,donors etc. Some aspects of a future comparative study, which is to be done after the publication of corpora of bells inscriptions in each country, are further suggested: the common formulae in all European areas, the peculiar ethnical and confessional use of some formulae, the recurrent terms and the evolution of the formular in each area etc.

  • Issue Year: XIX/2012
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 137-153
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Romanian