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Inventing Slavonic: cultures of writing between Rome and Constantinople

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This thesis offers a study of changing ideas about and attitudes toward writing, as they are expressed in the earliest texts concerned with the invention of the Slavonic alphabet and its legendary ninth-century inventor, the Byzantine diplomat, Constantine-Cyril. It is divided into three case studies, each focusing on the three major texts narrating the invention of Slavonic and dating to the late ninth and early tenth centuries: the Life of Constantine-Cyril, the Life of Meth...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9779-7970
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Programme:
AHRC Doctoral Training Programme Studentship
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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