Notes on the cult of the fifteen Tiberioupolitan martyrs in medieval Bulgaria

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Title Notes on the cult of the fifteen Tiberioupolitan martyrs in medieval Bulgaria
 
Creator Чешмеджиев, Димо
Kasabova, Anita
 
Description The cult of the fifteen Tiberioupolitan martyrs is one of the most intriguing cults in medieval Bulgaria. There are, however, a lot of questions about this cult, some of which I address in this paper. The earliest evidence of the cult is their mention in the Evangelarium Assemani (late 10th – early 11th C ), at 29th August, but only three of the martyrs are listed. Another important source for this cult is the well-known Life of Clement of Ohrid by Theophylact of Ohrid, called The martyrdom of the fifteen Tiberioupolitan martyrs (late 11th or early 12th C ). One of the most interesting evidences, however, is the very discovery of the relics, dated back to the reign of khan Boris I (852–889), when the relics proved miraculous. According to the recent studies, the cult of the fifteen martyrs was wide-spread in the region of Stroumitsa and the name of the town where the relics were placed, did not change due to them but due to a historical factor – someone called Tiberius. On the other hand, however, no Greek manuscripts mention the martyrs, except those coming from the diocese of the Ohrid archbishopry. The facts shown above proves that the cult was imported soon after the baptizing of the Bulgarians.
 
Publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
 
Date 2019-08-23
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/sceranea/article/view/5538
10.18778/2084-140X.01.09
 
Source Studia Ceranea. Journal of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe; Vol 1 (2011); 143-156
Studia Ceranea. Journal of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe; Tom 1 (2011); 143-156
2449-8378
2084-140X
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/sceranea/article/view/5538/5218
 
Rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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