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Glagolitic–Starting a Great Tradition

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No way, you’re thinking: what’s RT up to now? Well, this is what: RT wants to take us through the evolution of an alphabet, the Russian (or Cyrillic) alphabet, as it turns out. And if that’s what you want to do, this is the place to start. With Glagolitic, the precursor writing system of the Slavs, going back to the 9th century. Beautiful, isn’t it? And we have Saints Cyril and Methodius to thank for it. More on this later.

Beautiful, and more than beautiful.   RT


Photo: Baska Tablet (c. 1100); Croatia island of Krk. WikiCmns; Public Domain. Author: Neoneo13.


  1. June 28, 2013 at 12:40 am

    This is so cool!

  2. June 28, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    All I knew about this word was that Janáček had written a Glagolitic Mass, of which I’d only heard excerpts. Now that I have a better idea of the origins of the name I’d better give this a second glance!

  1. July 3, 2013 at 8:29 am

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