Mojsije Dečanac

Mojsije Dečanac (Serbian Cyrillic: Мојсије Дечанац, "Mojsije of Dečani"; fl. 1536–45) was a printer of srbulje liturgical books and Orthodox hierodeacon.

Mojsije
Born
Budimlja, Ottoman Empire (modern-day Montenegro)
NationalityRum Millet (Ottoman)
OccupationOrthodox priest and printer
Years activefl. 1536–45
Known forone of the first Ottoman printers

BiographyEdit

Mojsije was born to a Serbian family in Budimlja, part of the Sanjak of Scutari of the Ottoman Empire (modern-day Montenegro).[1] He took monastic vows and was a monk at the monastery of Visoki Dečani (in Kosovo).

In the period of 1536–38 Mojsije was a printer at the Vuković printing house in Venice, Republic of Venice.[2] Besides Mojsije, typographers who worked at the printing house of Vićenco Vuković included also Hieromonk Pahomije, priests Genadije and Teodosije, and laity like Stefan Marinović and Jakov Krajkov.[3]

In 1536 Mojsije printed Zbornik za putnike and in 1537 he participated in printing of the Octoechos.[4] In 1538 Mojsije printed the most luxurious and lengthiest edition of Praznični minej.[5]

When Dimitrije Ljubavić went to Târgoviște in Wallachia he brought with him Mojsije.[6] In 1545 Mojsije, now a hieromonk, printed the first book in Ljubavić's printing house.[7]

AnnotationsEdit

In Serbian, he is simply known with his monastic rank as "Hierodeacon Mojsije" (јерођакон Мојсије). His name translated into English is "Mojsije of Dečani".[8] He is also scarcely called Mojsije Budimljanin (Мојсије Будимљанин, "Mojsije of Budimlja").

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matica srpska 1996, p. 131.
  2. ^ (Aćimović & Đorđević 1987, p. 72)
  3. ^ Istorija srpskog naroda: knj. Srbi pod tuđinskom vlašđu, 1537-1699 (2 v.). Srpska književna zadruga. 1993. p. 123.
  4. ^ (Cleminson 2000, p. 9)
  5. ^ (Đorđić 1987, p. 189)
  6. ^ Goraždanska štamparija 1519-1523. Narodna biblioteka Srbije. 2008. p. 336. Сасвим је могућно да је то био Мојсије Дечанац, који је 1536—8. радио у венецијанској штампарији Божидара Вуковића
  7. ^ (Aćimović & Đorđević 1987, p. 72)
  8. ^ Pavle Ivić (1995). The history of Serbian culture. Porthill Publishers. p. 141.

SourcesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Pavle Ivić; Mitar Pešikan (1995). "Serbian Printing". The History of Serbian Culture. Project Rastko.