Digital Libraries Electronic Encyclopedia Saints Texts Images Folklore
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage, Vol. 2, No 1, (2012), 172p-176p
This paper discusses the variety of the digitized content of an electronic encyclopedia on the veneration of saints according to Bulgarian sources.
The emphasis is on medieval Slavonic Church manuscripts and on present-day
records of Bulgarian folklore narratives and songs. The combination of these
sources provokes discussion of the so-called folklore Christianity and adds new
dimensions to the understanding of the role of the cults of saints for culture and
of the religiosity of the Bulgarians.