List of medieval Serbian literature

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This is a list of medieval Serbian literature, containing the major or important works attributed to Serbia or Serbs. The majority of works are theological, with a few biographies and constitutions. Some of the earliest works were written in the Glagolitic script, while the majority are in Cyrillic.

Work Year Author Description
Codex Marianus 975–1025 Unknown Gospel Book.
(In Glagolitic)
Grškovićev odlomak Apostola 12th century Unknown (In Glagolitic)
Mihanovićev odlomak 12th century Unknown (In Glagolitic)
Miroslav Gospels 1180/90 Gligorije the Pupil
for Miroslav of Hum
Gospel Book
Charter of Hilandar 1189 Stefan Nemanja
Saint Sava
charter
Karyes Typicon 1199 Saint Sava typicon
Charter of Hilandar (II) 1200–1201 Stefan the First-Crowned charter (revision)
The Life of St. Symeon (Vita Simeonis) 1208 Saint Sava biography
Studenica Typicon 1208 Saint Sava typicon
Vukan Gospels 1202–1208 Monk Symeon
for Vukan
Gospel Book
Psaltir Typicon 120x Saint Sava typicon
Letter to hegumen Spiridon 120x Saint Sava personal letter
The Life of St. Symeon 1216 Stefan the First-Crowned biography [1]
Zakonopravilo 1219 Saint Sava Constitution
Bratko Menaion 1234 Monk Bratko menaion
The Life of Saint Sava 1242/3 Domentian biography [1]
Ston charter 1253 Stefan Uroš I charter
Dragolj Code 1259 Monk Dragolj Illuminated manuscript
The Life of St. Sava[2] 1261 Teodosije the Hilandarian
for Saint Sava
biography [1]
The Life of St. Symeon 1264 Domentijan the Hilandarian biography [1]
Belgrade Macedonian Oktoih 13th century
"Trebnik" 13th century
March menaion[3]  ?
Belgrade Prophetologion 13th century unknown lectionary
St. Sava's Nomocanon 13th century Saint Sava civil law and canon law.
Hagiography 13th century Saint Sava Hagiography
Časoslov[4] 1300-10
Life of Kings and Archbishops of Serbia 1337-1340 Danilo II biography
Life of St. Arsenije 14th century Danilo II biography
Rodoslov (carostavnik) 1337 Archbishop Nikodim biography
Dušan's Code 1349 Emperor Dušan Constitution
Nikola Stanjević Gospel 1350 Monk Feoktist Gospel Book
Dorotej[5] 1370
Charter of Ravanica 1381 Prince Lazar charter
Rodoslov 14th century Grigorije Camblak biography
Serbian Alexandride 14th century Life of Alexander the Great
Munich Serbian Psalter 1370–1395 Illuminated psalter
Oxford Serbian Psalter late 14th century Psalter
February menaion[6]
Radoslav Gospels 1429 scribe Radoslav Gospel Book
Charter to St. Paul Monastery[2] 1430 George Brankovic charter
Varaždin Epistle 1454 three transcribers epistle
Oktoih 1494 Đurađ Crnojević psalter
Rodoslov 15th century Konstantin Kostenski biography
Bogorodičnik 15th century - theotokarion, book of hymns to Mary.
In Church Slavonic.
Held in Hilandar.[7]
Goražde Psalter 1521 Teodor Ljubavić (editor) Printed psalter

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Sources[edit]

  • Đuro Šurmin, Povjest književnosti hrvatske i srpske, "Stara Srpska Knjizevnost" (Old Serb literature) 1808, p. 229-242.
  • "Srednjevekovna književnost" (in Croatian). Retrieved 4 September 2013.