Some observations on the administrative terminology of the second Bulgarian empire (13th–14th centuries)
Author: Biliarsky, Ivan
Source: Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Volume 25, 2001 , pp. 69-89(21)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:The paper presents some aspects of the juridical terminology in the Second Bulgarian Empire:. the appellations of the titles of the hierarchical system and those of the administrative services. The use of the statistical methods offers some impressive results in regard to the correlation between the terms of Byzantine origin (translated or transliterated from Greek) and those that derive from Bulgar language, either purely Slavonic terms or ones of other derivation. About three quarters of the terminology derives from the juridical language of the Eastern Roman Empire! These results might be supported by the observations on the fiscal terms, the appellations of the territorial units and so on. Needless to say that these results are not unexpected – they confirm again the affiliation of the mediaeval Bulgaria to the East Roman or byzantine civilisation.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2001-01-01