Remarks on the Structure of the “Encomium of Cyril” by Clement of Ochrida Cover Image
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Remarks on the Structure of the “Encomium of Cyril” by Clement of Ochrida

Author(s): Elena Velkovska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Bulgarian Literature
Published by: Кирило-Методиевски научен център при Българска академия на науките
Summary/Abstract: In reviewing the “Encomium of Cyril” the main attention focuses on the composition and the interpretation, i. e. the deciphering of its medieval literary code. The analysis is diachronycally achieved – in relation to the antique traditions of the genre and to the earlier Christian models, and also synchronically – in a comparison with similar genres in the literature of the Middle Ages, lifes in particular. General questions of medieval aesthetics are dealt with and the methodological foundations for the study of medieval works of art are determined. Likewise, the tangible ideological basis of the “Encomium of Cyril” is analyzed, which refers to the well-known Cyril-Methodius Ideology (term, suggested by R. Picchio), embracing the works by the earliest Slav teachers and their pupils and followers during the period of the first flourishing of the Old-Bulgarian literature during the 9th-10th centuries. The analysis of the encomium text sticks to its composition and deals with both literary and rhetorical particularities, as well as theological and ideological questions. On the one hand, the internal structural relationships of the work are examined, and on the other, the genetical and typological interrelationships with similar works in the Byzantine and Slav literatures.

  • Page Range: 159-185
  • Page Count: 27
  • Publication Year: 1984
  • Language: Bulgarian, Old Bulgarian