An Electronic Database and Typology of Medieval Slavic Eastern Orthodox Calendars of Saints


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The proposed project consists of the collection of unpublished medieval Slavic calendars of saints
from archives in Bulgaria and Russia, the identification of obscure saints listed in these calendars,
and the text-encoding of the calendar texts for an on-line collation I have developed of medieval
Slavic, Byzantine Greek, and other Eastern Orthodox calendars of saints. The search program for
the collation will then be run, and the resulting patterns of similarities and differences among the
individual calendars in the collation will form the basis of a monograph I will write setting out for
the first time a detailed typology of Slavic calendar traditions and manuscript families.