The origins of bell-ringing in Kievan Rus
Keywords:bell, bell-ringing, Kievan Rus, campanology
The use of an extensive number of sources opens a new view on the history of the beginning and practice of bell-ringing in Kievan Rus. With the Christianization of Eastern Europe, bell-ringing was introduced into various spheres of ecclesiastical and secular life, and the rapid spread of bells replaced the earlier widespread use of idiophones. The article discusses evidence of bells and their fragments from archaeological finds in Ukrainian lands.
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