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The Glagolitic Tradition PDF Print E-mail
The Glagolitic Tradition
Bascanska plocaThe beginning of Glagolitic liturgy is related to the activities of the brothers Cyril and Methodius, the Byzantine missionaries who created the new Slavic alphabet “Glagolitsa” and translated important liturgical books of the Eastern liturgy into Slavic. The Glagolitic liturgy started spreading probably at the end of the 9th century, when Cyril and Methodius’ pupils had to leave Moravia after Methodius’ death, where they had served with the Pope’s approval. Due to extreme resistance from the German clergy they were persecuted, and moved to Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia. While the Cyrillic alphabet soon became used in church books in Serbia and Bulgaria, “Glagolitsa” was retained in Croatia.
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The Slavic Printing Press in Urach PDF Print E-mail
The Slavic Printing Press in Urach

Kip TrubarBetween 1561 and 1565 a Croatian-Slovenian Protestant printing press and publishing house functioned in the former Saint Amand monastery in the small Württemberg town of Urach (today known as Bad Urach) in the vicinity of Tübingen.

Baron Hans Ungnad von Sonnegg (1493-1564) was the founder and chief financier of this undertaking, which was called the Windische, chrabatische und cirulische Thrukerey (Windish [Slovenian], Croatian and Cyrillic Printing House). It published books in Slovenian and Croatian, using the Glagolitic, Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. Among the books printed in Urach were Biblical texts and translations of foreign Protestant books, as well as original works.

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Baron Hans Ungnad von Sonnegg PDF Print E-mail
The Slavic Printing Press in Urach
ungnadBaron Hans Ungnad von Sonnegg (1493-1564), ruler of Varaždin county and civil captain of the Lower Austrian territories, was the founder andchief financier of this undertaking, which was called the Windische, chrabatische und cirulische Thrukerey (Windish [Slovenian], Croatian and Cyrillic Printing House). Duke Christoph of Württemberg also provided financial support for the publishing house. It printed books in Slovenian and Croatian, using the Glagolitic, Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. Among the books published in Urach were Biblical texts and translations of foreign Protestant books, as well as original works.
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Protestant Publications by Croatian and Other Slavic Authors PDF Print E-mail
Protestant Works by Croatian and Other Slavic Authors

 

Bohorič (Bohorizh), Adam

(near Brestanice, ca. 1520 – Germany, 20 November 1598)

Important Work:

-         "Arcticae horulae succisivae de Latinocarniolana literatura ad Latinae linguae analogiam accomodata, unde Moshoviticae, Rutenicae, Polonicae, Boemicae et Lusaticae lingue, cum Dalmatica et Croatica cognatio, facile deprehenditur" (Witebergae, 1584)

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