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The Croatian Glagolitic Bible. The State of the Research

Studi Slavistici. 2017;13(1) DOI 10.13128/Studi_Slavis-20435


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Journal Title: Studi Slavistici

ISSN: 1824-761X (Print); 1824-7601 (Online)

Publisher: Firenze University Press

Society/Institution: Italian Association of Slavists (A.I.S.)

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History of Eastern Europe | Language and Literature: Slavic languages. Baltic languages. Albanian languages

Country of publisher: Italy

Language of fulltext: English

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Vesna Badurina Stipčević


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Abstract | Full Text

The medieval Croatian Glagolitic Bible has not been preserved in the form of a complete codex. Its existence, however, is indicated by archival data and extensive biblical readings found in Glagolitic missals and breviaries that enable us to reconstruct the Croatian Glagolitic Bible. Based on the current state of research, one can conclude that the Croatian Glagolitic biblical translation was not uniform, that it originated from various periods of time and from various different textual sources. It partly consists of biblical readings that adhere to the Cyrillo-Methodian translation of the Bible and partly of new translations that follow younger, Latin liturgical patterns. Croatian Glagolitic biblical translations are also interesting for the study of the continuity of the parimejnik tradition, as well as for the literary and linguistic study of the Croatian biblical tradition. The article includes a descriptive overview of the relevant textological research on Croatian Glagolitic biblical translations and the corpus for the reconstruction of the Croatian Glagolitic Bible.