Father Maurizio's handwritten Bulgarian-Italian dictionary from 1845: Study and text
Ръкописният българско-италиански речник на отец Маурицио от 1845 г.
Language: Bulgarian


     The research is devoted to the personality of Father Maurizio da Castellazo and his contribution to the development of the Bulgarian Catholics' literature during the first half of the 19th century. New data on the activity of this missionary in the Bulgarian lands are presented and for the first time the full text of his Bulgarian-Italian dictionary from 1845 is published. This handwritten monument is kept in the National Historical Museum in Sofia and it is the oldest discovered Bulgarian-Italian manuscript dictionary. The publication is accompanied by a linguistic study. P. Maurizio da Castellazo's dictionary is valuable with its concrete parameters of the interlingual symmetry in sounds, letters, meanings, idiomatics, but just as important is the contemporary Bulgarian worldview, fixed in and by the words, the material and the spiritual culture of Bulgarians, and the ethno-cultural identity of the Bulgarian Catholics.


Publisher Simolini
Language Bulgarian
Pages 328
Illustrations b/w figures
Binding paperback
ISBN 978-619-7265-91-0
Creation date 2020
Size 16 х 24 cm

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