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  • Illustrations from the Mavro Breviary, 1460, National and University Library in Zagreb, Manuscripts and Old Books Collection, R7822


The oldest Croatian epigraphic monuments, and thousands of pages of the most valuable books and documents, written in Glagolitic script, bear witness to the longevity and the continuous development of the Croatian culture, which not only embraced this script, but shaped it in its own new system known as angular or Croatian Glagolitic.

The new and, for the Croatian culture, a specific type of Glagolitic script, throughout the centuries has become one of the pivotal symbols of our cultural identity. The path to such a status of the angular Glagolitic script was marked by the diligent hands of the sculptors, the tired eyes of the scribes, the devotion of the Glagolitic priests, the skills of our oldest print masters, the commitment of the scientists, the creativity and visions of individuals in cultural industries.

There is a story to tell about the path which Constantine’s script passed in Croatia, from the beginning of our literacy to having a pivotal place in the overall cultural identity. There is a story about the Croatian Glagolitic script, written for centuries.