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Bulgarian Icons
1100 Years Bulgaria Icon: A National History Museum Collection

By Teofana Matakieva-Lilkova
December 2000
Borina Publishing House
ISBN: 954-500-079-1
$62.50 paper folio

New edition: 954-500-040-6

In 863, Boris I, King of Bulgaria, proclaimed Christianity the state religion of Bulgaria which in those days comprised the Roman provinces of Moesia, Thrace, Macedonia, Dacia and Pannonia. This was the birth of the Bulgarian icon. It borrowed directly from the style and merits of the Byzantine icon, as it was from Byzantium that Bulgaria adopted Christianity together with the Byzantine Orthodox service. This book contains 17 beautiful full-color plates of various Bulgarian icons.

Art History; Religion