Codex argenteus, the Gothic tradition in Sweden, and the Gothic Revival in Bulgaria
2005 (English)Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
The crown jewel of manuscripts in Uppsala University Library is Codex argenteus, very often called the Silver Bible. It is a copy of the four Gospels, an evangeliarium, written in Gothic in the early 6th century. The paper gives: 1) a gen-eral presentation of the manuscript, its history, its material status, and its role in Swedish tradition (linguistics, national symbolism, and myth); 2) a synopsis of the Gothic tradition in Swedish great power historiography (Rudbeck, Stiern-hielm, and others); 3) a short presentation of the newly awakened interest in the Goths in today’s Bulgaria, a multi-disciplinary interest (philological, historical, archaeological, and so on), which has its focus upon Bishop Wulfila, who translated the Bible into Gothic in the 4th century.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-26589OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-26589DiVA: diva2:54363
Twelfth International Conference "Crimea 2005", Libraries and Information Resources in the Modern World of Science, Culture, Education, and Business, Sudak, Ukraine Junie 4-12 2005