Book of Amusements for 1846


Book of Amusements for 1846 was the second in a series that began publication the previous year, in 1845. The anthologist, Konstantin Ognianovich (1798–1858), was a Serb who believed in education for Bulgarians and who contributed to the Bulgarian National Revival by producing poetic works and popular anthologies that encouraged reading and Bulgarian national pride. Part of the tradition of calendar publishing, the volumes in the series led the transformation of the genre from an earlier focus on light content to the production of popular anthologies with serious content such as literary translations, original poetic works, and other items of interest to readers. Some of the pieces argued for freedom of the Bulgarian church from Greek influences.

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Pechatnitsa na Fermen Dido, Paris

Title in Original Language

Забавникъ за лѣто 1846

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215 pages ; 19 centimeters

Last updated: October 17, 2011