Scientific interest in Venetian Cyrillic books of the 16th century in Bulgaria


  • Marija Polimirova


Božidar Vuković established the largest and most authoritative Slavic Cyrillic printing house in Venice. Operating from 1519 to the middle of the 17th century, its output was intended specifically for the Orthodox Slavic population in the Balkans. In this article, we examine the appearance and development of scientific interest in Bulgaria to the Vuković’s publishing, from the first publications of Bulgarian scientists at the end of the 19th century to the present day. For this purpose, we accept the most general systematization of scientific research in several main topics: 1) bibliographic descriptions and catalogs 2) published manuscript notes in the margins of printed books 3) general historical research and 4) research on a specific problem (for individual publications, copies, and authors). Finally, we present summarized and up-to-date information (systematized in five tables) concerning the editions of the Vuković printing house in Venice from the period 1519-1572, which are preserved in Bulgarian libraries and archives.






Third Cyril-Methodian Meeting at Ca' Foscari