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Title: Lawless, Forbidden and Abominable Customs: О Латинѣхъ сирѣчь Фроугохъ, a Slavonic list of Latin errors
Authors: Sels, Lara
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Academia Press
Host Document: (Mis)Understanding the Balkans. Essays in Honour of Raymond Detrez pages:271-288
Abstract: The article deals with Byzantine and Slav perceptions of Western otherness, in particular in the О Латинѣхъ сирѣчь Фроугохъ, a crude enumeration of twenty-seven complaints about Latin customs and beliefs that is found in a number of South Slavonic manuscripts of the fifteenth century. An outline will be given of the broader tradition of virulently anti-Latin opuscula in which the Slavonic list under scrutiny is to be situated, after which follows a source-critical analysis of the list’s content and structure in the light of some of its Greek precedents, especially the Opusculum contra Francos, Caerularius’ letter to Peter of Antioch, and the so-called Fist and Second anonymous.
ISBN: 978 90 382 2267 7
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IHb
Appears in Collections:Greek Studies, Leuven

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