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Introduction: A Printer on the Move

Bogatyrev, S; (2017) Introduction: A Printer on the Move. [Editorial comment]. Canadian-American Slavic Studies , 51 (2-3) pp. 173-183. 10.1163/22102396-05102015. Green open access

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Abstract

The present collection completes a joint project of University College London (UCL) and the British Library on the history of early Cyrillic printing. It focuses on the printer Ivan Fedorov, who began his career in publishing in Moscow in 1564 and died in L’viv in late 1583. Working first in co-operation with his partner Petr Mstislavets and later alone, Ivan Fedorov printed almost exclusively religious texts, plus some primers and reference aids to the Bible. Ivan Fedorov’s magnum opus was the first full printed Bible in Church Slavonic, which he published under the patronage of Prince Vasyl’-Kostiantyn Ostroz’kyi in Ostroh (then in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, now Ukraine) in 1581. The overwhelming majority of Ivan Fedorov’s books are printed in Cyrillic characters, though he occasionally used Greek type.

Type: Article
Title: Introduction: A Printer on the Move
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1163/22102396-05102015
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1163/22102396-05102015
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Early Cyrillic printing, Ivan Fedorov, historiography
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > SSEES
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1558348
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