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The glagolitic script is a Slavic script derived from the Greek cursive script around the middle of the 11th century. St. Cyrill is mentioned as the author of the script. Presumably, he used this script for the translation of the holy books to Old Slavic.

 

The glagolitic script appears in two forms: the rounded and the cuneiform. It is assumed that the differences evolved in a later period. The oldest known remnant of the script is The Plate of Baška, which shows certain roundness, however the cuneiform glagolitic script is the specific Croatian form. It was common in Croatia from the beginning of the 12th centruy, being most frequent in the coastal regions (Istra, Croatian Seaside, Dalmatia, the islands of Zadar and Kvarner, foremost the islands of Krk, Cres and Lošinj). However, it could have been found in the inner regions of Lika and Krbava, reaching as far as the river Kupa, even Međimurje and the Slovene regions.

It reaches its renaissance among the Croatians in the 14th and 15th century. The most beautiful and the majority of the glagolitic scripts date from that period (The Vatican Missal from 1315.)

Rounded Glagolitic script
Angled Glagolitic script
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Sarcen glagoljajThe Path is dedicated to glagolitics and all glagolitic writers throughout history. It is a Croatian historical primer from A (Az) to Ω (Omega). The aim behind the project is to construct a long-lasting memorial, which will teach visitors about the cultural-historical significance and values of the area, and also the history of Croatian statehood. This will be carried out in the Baška valley, the area where the Baška table was discovered – the document about Croatian statehood from 1100 A.D.

 

In this project a path made out of stone sculptures is being created, that in the end will stretch from the Treskavac pass all the way to the old pier in Baška harbour. This path won’t be in a straight line, since all the sculptures will be located beside important cultural, and historical landmarks or significant natural areas. There will be 34 stone sculptures with sculpted glagolitic letters; four of larger dimensions, and the work of the academic sculptor Ljubo De Karine, and thirty taking smaller dimensions, which will be created during the Baška sculptors workshop.

 

Within this series of sculptures, there will be a 35th one, which will be a sculpture dedicated to glagolitics and glagolitic writers. All the sculptures will be adorned with a brass plaque. This will be placed on the sculpture’s plinth and will show the traditional letter of the sculpture, the name of the sculptor, the Latin translation of the letter, an inscription in Braille, and the name of the person whose donation funded the sculpture. The Baška Glagolitic path project was started by the Sinjali Association from Baška, and is expected to finish in 2010.

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