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The Newly Discovered Glagolitic Inscription in Southern Croatia
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Kapetanić, N., Žagar, M. (2001). Najjužniji hrvatski glagoljski natpis. Anali Zavoda za povijesne znanosti Hrvatske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti u Dubrovniku, (39), 9-48. Retrieved from http://hrcak.srce.hr/11749
This article covers the historical and paleographic aspects of the recent finding of the Glagolitic inscription in the Dubrovnik region of Konavle, the only Glagolitic epigraphic remains discovered south of the rivers Krka and Vrbas. Based on the supposition that the inscription dates from before the death of Manuel I Comnenus in 1180, the article highlights the historical environment which contributed to the emergence and development of the Glagolitic tradition in the southernmost Croatian lands. Although the authors are faced with the difficult problem of interpreting the fragment, they come forward with the assumptions that the Glagolitic script was either imported from Bosnia and Bulgaria, or that the Croats may have been introduced to it on the very site, in which case the inscription would provide evidence of Glagolitic continuity from as early as the 9th century.
Hrčak ID: 11749