Кирило-Методиевски научен център – БАН (България)
БЪЛГАРИТЕ В MARE HISTORIARUM НА ДОМИНИКАНЕЦА ДЖОВАНИ КОЛОНА (1298–1343/4)
Cyrillo-Methodian Research Centre of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria)
BULGARIANS IN THE WORK MARE HISTORIARUM BY DOMINICAN GIOVANNI COLONNA (1298–1343/4)
Page Range: 9–40
Abstract: This paper brings, for the first time, eleven fragments of the historical compendium Mare Historiarum by Giovanni Colonna, which interpret news about Bulgarian history according to digitised manuscripts from the National Library of France in Paris – Par. lat. 4914 (year 1381) and Par. lat. 4915 (years 1448–1449). Following a comparative method, the study describes the manner of work and indicates probable sources of Giovanni Colonna, some of which have remained unnoticed in the few hitherto publications about Mare Historiarum. Having analysed the relevant material, the author concludes that Giovanni Colonna significantly expanded his base of sources compared to his predecessors Sigebert of Gembloux and particularly Vincent of Beauvais, leaving thus a durable trace in historical work within the Dominican Order. Illustrative of the latter claim are the excerpts for Bulgarian history, cited in Summa Historialis by Antoninus Florentinus.
Keywords: Bulgarians; Giovanni Colonna; Mare Historiarum; medieval Latin chronicles; Dominican historiography.