Historiography of Ottoman Europe

Painted “chronicle” of Bucovăț

Persons
Anonymous
Author
St Nicholas
Dedicatee
Publication Type
Manuscript
Language
Church Slavic
Place
Bucovat
Date
1574
Description
Old Church Slavonic inscription on the West wall of the church dedicated to St Nicholas of the former Coșuna (Bucovățul Vechi) monastery (nowadays Mofleni, Craiova district, Romania). It accompanies the portraits of the Wallachian prince Alexandru II Mircea (1568-1577) and of his brothes, Miloș and Petru Șchiopul (“the Lame”), prince of Moldavia (1574-1579, with interruptions, and 1582-1591). The intriguing first-person narrative tells the story of the ruling prince Alexandru since his birth, in 1539, until “now”, that is, 1574. Called “painted” or “mural”, the text is considered to be the only Old Church Slavonic chronicle of Wallachia to have survived.
Library
  • Bucovat Church |
Other Version
Secondary Literature
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