Book/Printed Material Miroslav's Gospel.

About this Item

Title

  • Miroslav's Gospel.

Summary

  • Miroslav's Gospel is a liturgical work that is considered the most important and the most beautiful of Serbian manuscript books. It was created around 1180 by two student monks for Duke Miroslav, the brother of Stefan Nemanja, grand prince of the medieval Serbian state of Rascia. Written on parchment in Cyrillic uncial (the Cyrillic script that developed from Greek in the ninth century), it is a monument to early Serbian literacy. The work is decorated with approximately 300 stylized miniatures of outstanding beauty, and is representative of a group of illuminated manuscripts of a particular style and iconography that resulted from the fusion of western (Italian) and eastern (Byzantine) elements. For centuries, Miroslav's Gospel was kept in the Hilandar monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Mount Athos, Greece. It now is housed at the National Museum of Serbia in Belgrade. The National Library of Serbia is charged with its preservation. In 2005, Miroslav's Gospel was inscribed on the UNESCO "Memory of the World" register.

Names

  • Dijak, Grigorije Scribe.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1180 to 1192]

Headings

  • -  Serbia
  • -  1180 to 1192
  • -  Bible
  • -  Bible. New Testament
  • -  Church Slavic language
  • -  Illuminations
  • -  Memory of the World
  • -  Miroslav, Prince of Hum, died around 1198

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Serbia.
  • -  Content in Church Slavic.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Illuminated Manuscripts from Europe

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667510

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

Dijak, Grigorije Scribe. Miroslav's Gospel. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1192, 1180] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667510/.

APA citation style:

Dijak, G. S. (1180) Miroslav's Gospel. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1192] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667510/.

MLA citation style:

Dijak, Grigorije Scribe. Miroslav's Gospel. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1192, 1180] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667510/>.