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Re-thinking the Life of Constantine-Cyril the Philosopher

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The invention of the Slavonic alphabet is widely celebrated across the Slavonic speaking world today. Due to this, its earliest account, the Life of Constantine-Cyril, has often been assumed to be a Slavonic text, imbued with Slavic patriotism. This article argues that the Life is a profoundly Byzantine text, and that its author was not primarily concerned with the invention of Slavonic. Rather, the text is best understood as an argument about sanctity, and about the harmony between ‘outside’...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.98.3.0434

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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College Only
Oxford college:
University College
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Author
Publisher:
Modern Humanities Research Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Slavonic and East European Review Journal website
Volume:
98
Issue:
3
Pages:
434-434
Publication date:
2020-07-27
Acceptance date:
2020-03-06
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ISSN:
0037-6795
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1132619
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pubs:1132619
Deposit date:
2020-09-17

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