History of Bulgaria: Primary Documents

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Site contains multiple legends about Bulgarian rulers and religion of the pre-Christian period.
(transcription in the Bulgarian language).

(transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Site contains written sources of the pre-Bulgarian period.
(facsimiles in Greek and old Bulgarian).

Document contains historical information about Byzantine Empire which had close relations with Bulgarians .
(284 - 813; commentaries, transcription in the Russian language).

Document contains history of the southern Slavic people and Goths.
(5th - 12th centuries; commentaries, transcription in the Russian language).

Site contains fragments of the writings of the foreign witnesses about Bulgaria
(5th – 12th centuries; facsimiles, transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Site contains image of the oldest artifact with ancient Bulgarian written language
(7th - 9th centuries; facsimiles in the ancient Bulgarian language).

Document contains genealogy of the Bulgarian rulers .
(681 - 767; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Site contains fragments carved on the rock in Madara about reign of the Bulgarian ruler Tervel.
(700 - 721; transcription in Greek and translation in Bulgarian).

Site contains map of the Battle between Bulgarian ruler Tervel and Byzantine Empire
(708; transcription in the English language).

Byzantine and Medieval sources in English translation.
(700 - 1204; English-language transcriptions)

Site contains images, facts, and legends about conquering the Avars’ lands by Bulgarian Khan Krum
(803 – 814; facsimile, images, transcription in the Bulgarian language).

(803 – 814; map, transcription in the Bulgarian and English languages).

(814 - 831; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Site contains inscription made during the reign of Khan Omurtag on the column of the church.
(822; facsimile in Greek, translation in the Bulgarian language).

Site contains text of the first Bulgarian laws
(after 865; commentaries, transcription in the Russian language).

(866; commentaries, transcription in the English language).

(866; facsimile).

Site contains fragments of the documents about the reign of the prince
(9th century; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Document written by monk Chraber contains information about creation of the Cyrillic alphabet
(9th - 10th century; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

(927 - 969; facsimile).

Site contains poetic praise to the Bulgarian tsar Simeon 1.
(10th century; commentaries, transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Site contains fragment of the Chronicles of the Simeon Lagotet about the Bulgarian tsar Simeon 1.
(10th century; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Document contains some rules and politics about new Christian religion.
(10th century; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Document contains information about Byzantine and its relationship with Bulgaria.
(1st half of the 10th century; transcription in the Russian language).

Document contains information about wars of Kyivska Rus with Byzantine and Bulgaria.
(2nd half of the 10th century; transcription in the Russian language).

(934; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

(second half of the 10th century; image, fragment of the facsimile).

Document contains information about religious and political situation in the country.
(10th - 11th centuries; facsimiles, images, transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Document contains information about relationship between Byzantine and Bulgaria,
(12th century; transcription in the Russian language).

(12th century; image, facsimile).

Document contains information about rulers and political situation in Bulgaria.
(12th – 15th centuries; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Site contains information about the role of Bulgarian Tsar in the wars of the crusaders
(1204 - 1206; transcription in the English language).

(1207 - 1218; map, transcription in the English language).

(1218 - 1241; image, transcription in the German language).

(1218 - 1241; image, facsimile).

(1277; image, transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Document was written by tsar Konstantin Asen about rights of the people of the city Scople.
(1300; transcription in the Russian language).

Document contains inscription which is probably dedicated to Tsar Ivan Asen II
(14th century; facsimile in old Bulgarian, transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Site contains document of the transferring lands to the monastery by Bulgarian tsar Mikhail Asen.
(1325; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

(1323 - 1330; images, commentaries in the Bulgarian language).

Document was written by tsar Ivan Shiman about rights of monastery.
(1378; transcription in the Russian language).

Site contains the fragment of the record of the historical relationship between Osman Empire, Bulgaria, and Byzantine Empire.
(14th – 15th ; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Document contains historical information about situation in the Government.
(1st half of the 15th century; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

(16th century; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

The first general geography textbook in Bulgarian.
(1835; facsimile book)

Site contains multiple fragments of the letters of the leaders of the national - liberation rising .
(1875 - 1876; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Site contains multiple fragments of the documents about national- liberation rising .
(April 20, 1876; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

(1876; facsimile, transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Documents consists conditions of Bulgarians in Turkey.
(April 1877; transcription in the Russian language).

Document contains information about two days of battle for Plevna and arrest of Osman-Pasha .
(November 28 - 29, 1877; transcription in the Russian language).

Documents consists information about the war of Russian Empire against Turkey for the liberty of Bulgaria.
(1877; transcription in the Russian language).

Document contains information about battle for Plevna written by witness Rogge.
(November 29, 1877; transcription in the Russian language).

Document contains agreement between Germany, Russian, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey about territorial and political changes among Balkan countries, including Bulgaria.
(1878; transcription in the Russian language).

Site contains code, territory, and population of the region.
(1878 - 1908; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Site contains map of the Eastern Rumelia in the surroundings of the neighbors .
(1878 - 1908; image).

(April 16, 1879; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

(November 2, 1885; image, facsimile in the Bulgarian language, translation in English).

Searchable book-length travel reports digitized at the University of Michigan.
(19th-20th century; hundreds of facsimiles in many languages)

Documents, maps, constitutions, manifests, treaties, and so forth.
(19th - 20th centuries; facsimiles)

(1912 - 1913; images, commentaries in the Bulgarian language).

Document contains conditions of the union of two countries and the role of Turkey and Russia in it .
(March 13, 1912; transcription in the Russian language).

(before 1913; image, commentaries in the Russian language).

Document contains Treaty of Peace between Greece, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Serbia on the one part and Turkey on the other part.
(May 17, 1913; transcription in the English language).

(pre-1914 - post-1918; translations and transcriptions)
Major Resource
A collection of primary documents from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
(1914-1918; transcriptions and translations)
Digital primary documents assembled at Mount Holyoke College.
(1914-1919; translations)

Site contains multiple documents about Bulgarian Tsar Boris III.
(October 3, 1918 – August 28, 1943; image, facsimile in the Bulgarian language).

Map of the Balkans as they were newly organized at the end of World War I, after the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
(1918; zoomable map)

Site contains multiple documents about war prisoners of the World War I.
(1920; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

(April 26, 1941; facsimile in the Bulgarian language).

(December 6, 1947; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Library of Congress guide to constitutional, legal and government documents.

An ambitious and fast-growing collection of e-books and sources, available only in a Serbo-Croatian interface.
Requires free registration in order to view sources (See especially "Izvori ").
(Facsimiles, links and an online forum)

Document contains information about situation in country.
(July, 1956; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

(May 18, 1971; transcription in the Bulgarian language).

Includes primary and secondary documents, provided by Don Mabry.
(Transcriptions, facsimiles and commentaries, mostly in English)

(August 5, 2010; facsimile in the Bulgarian language).

(Facsimiles)



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