Papers of BAS. Humanities and Social Sciences

Vol. 5, 2018, No. 1

BULGARIA AND THE BEGINNING OF SLAVIC LITERATURE

Vanya Micheva, Elka Mircheva, Mariyana Tsibranska-Kostova

Abstract. The article focuses on the most significant points in the activity of SS Cyril and Methodius, the connection of which to Bulgaria and the Bulgarian language is indisputable in light of the fact that the first Slavic alphabet, the Glagolitic, was based on the Bulgarian dialect spoken in the area of Thessalonika; on the preservation and enrichment of Cyrillo-Methodian literature in the Bulgarian state after Methodius’s death in Moravia; on the emergence of the second Slavic alphabet - the Cyrillic - in Preslav; and on the spread of the Old Bulgarian alphabet and literature across the world.

Keywords: Cyril and Methodius, Bulgaria, Bulgarian language, Glagolitic, Cyrillic