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Katerina I. DYULGEROVA, New Information on the Churches in Gorna and Dolna Verenitsa in the Context of an Unpublished Document

Katerina I. DYULGEROVA
PhD student, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo, Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Department of Church Arts, Bulgaria;
E-mail: iksora@abv.bg

Abstract
The report is published and analyzed for the first time, the document was found in a study of archival units in the RDA – Montana, which contains information related to issues concerning the overall decoration of churches in Gorna and Dolna Verenitsa. Despite a considerable number of existing scientific publications devoted to the two monuments, a number of significant issues regarding their dating and attribution are still unclear; circumstances capable of transforming the document into the “missing link” in the research. In the new text information is presented in detail and analyzed in comparison with different viewpoints put forward by scientists who have studied both monuments. Due to the historical specificity and territorial dynamics of the Vidin Diocese, the document also contains data leading beyond its current limits.

Keywords
Newly discovered document, churches, Gorna Verenitsa, Dolna Verenitsa.

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