Thursday, May 27, 2021

Álvarez-Pedrosa (ed.), Sources of Slavic Pre-Christian Religion

Sources of Slavic Pre-Christian Religion

Series: Numen Book Series, Volume: 169

Texts and Sources in the History of Religions, Volume: 169

Volume Editor: Juan Antonio Álvarez-Pedrosa

In Sources of Slavic Pre-Christian Religion Juan Antonio Álvarez-Pedrosa presents the original texts as well as English translations of all known medieval sources that inform us about the religion practiced by the Slavs before their Christianization. Since the Slavs did not have a written culture before their conversion to Christianity, all the texts were authored by people who were involved in this long process or in contact with the Slavs. For this reason, the texts come from a lengthy period from the ninth to the fifteenth century. Since the texts were originally written in seven different ancient languages, the present book is the result of the work of a large team of specialists.

Prices from (excl. VAT): €164.00 / $197.00

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ISBN: 978-90-04-44138-5
Publication Date: 12 Oct 2020
Copyright Date: 01 Jan 2021

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ISBN: 978-90-04-44061-6
Publication Date: 15 Oct 2020
Copyright Date: 01 Jan 2021

Cross-file under Old Church Slavonic Watch.

Old Church Slavonic preserves any number of fascinating Old Testament pseudepigrapha and related texts. This book deals with Slavic religion before the arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius and their great translation project.

I have been remiss this year in not noting two of the three saints days in honor of them, 14 February and 24 May. Happy belated celebrations of the invention of the Slavonic alphabet! There is another coming on 5 July.

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