Mitropolia Ardealului, Editura Andreiană Metropolitan of Transylvania, Publisher Andreiana
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The Written/Printed Word in the Programme of the Bishop Andrei Şaguna.
The Circular Letter on the Creation of the Eparchial Press in Sibiu, 27 August 1850
The present study analyzes Metropolitan Andrei Şaguna’s contribution to Transylvanian culture from a very particular point of view, observing his activity as a decisive cultural vector in the field of Transylvanian printing craft history. More precisely, the study aims at showing that Transylvanian cultural life has achieved a superior level of intensity afer the creation of a diocesan typography due to the direct involvement of the Metropolitan Andrei Şaguna. As a matter of fact, the national and spiritual development could not be achieved unless through the establishment of such means of promoting a cultural and national identity of the Transylvanians both as Romanians and Orthodox. This article presents the importance of both Şaguna’s handwritings and printings in order to reach this goal.
Keywords: Şaguna manuscripts, Şaguna printings, Transylvanian printing craft and press, Transylvanian Romanian
culture in 19th century