Vidritsa. Volume 1

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  • Author:  Mincho Kanchev
  • Year: 07-11-2016
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  • Product Code:  1844-01
  • SKU: 03.0073
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-930-8
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"Vidritsa" is a handwritten book by the Bulgarian revolutionary and public figure from the end of the 19th century, Pop Mincho Kanchev. It is a collection of vitae, narrative, memoirs, diary, travel notes, insights and correspondence. The manuscript, which consists of over 2200 pages, is one of the last Bulgarian illustrated handwriting books. It is kept in the Bulgarian Historical Archive in the National Library in Sofia.

The book is a valuable direct testimony of the epoch of the Bulgarian Revival with the historical data it provides about the era of hajduci (romanticised hero figure, freedom fighters), the work of Vasil Levski, the Stara Zagora Uprising and the exiles in Diyarbakir. Among them are the customs and holidays of Bulgarians from the 19th century.

The first attempts to publish a part of the book is made by Hristo Botev but without success. Separate excerpts were published in the 1970s and in 1983 by "Bulgarian writer" publishing house. Manuscripts are read and worked by Kirila Vazvazova-Karateodorova and Tihomir Tihov. This first part covers the period from the early 18th century to 18th May 1878. In 1985, a new phototype edition was released in 20,000 copies. 

About the Author

Mincho Kanchev

Mincho Kanchev

Mincho Kanchev Stoyanov is a Bulgarian priest and revolutionary, a participant of the national liberation movement, a Diyarbakir prisoner, author of one of the last Bulgarian illustrated handwritten b... Read more

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Vidritsa. Volume 2

Vidritsa. Volume 2

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Tags: Bulgarian Renaissance, Bulgarian History, Memoirs & Documents, Way of Life & Spirituality, Memoirs

Year 07-11-2016
Pages 880
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 1.3 kg
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Bulgarian Renaissance, Bulgarian History, Memoirs & Documents, Way of Life & Spirituality, Memoirs

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