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Zlatostruy (Chrysorrhoas) is the name of an Old Slavonic collection of Chrysostomian homilies, which was compiled in the first quarter of the 10th c. by the commission of the Bulgarian Tsar Simeon (893-927). It had a huge importance for recently baptized Bulgarian people; moreover the Slavic compilers have selected primarily works and excerpts concerning universal principles of human relations and way of life. Thus listeners in church or readers in monasteries received through it instructions on issues related to Christian virtues, which comprised not only of sophisticated dogmatic and rhetorical mastery, but mostly of examples from everyday life and basic topics such as mercy, sympathy, continence, repentance, denial of material goods and pursuit of spiritual values. The content of the initial collection and its influence on literature from the tenth century may be determined - because it has not reached us in its original entirety - by comparing collections that have used it as a source. This is precisely one of the objectives of the study of Y. Miltenov. The author combines several approaches, which are complementary to one another - working with manuscript sources, their text-critical juxtaposition, study of the history of each of the nearly 200 texts, which constitute the corpus, comparison with their Byzantine sources. In this sense, the book represents an innovative and, at the same time, complex and complete investigation. Its results would be used by scholars from several disciplines (Slavic studies, Byzantine studies, linguistics, medieval literature, history, cultural anthropology), and by wide range of non-academics, who are interested in the Preslav civilization. The Slavonic Chrysostomian corpus, as Miltenov’s study demostrates, records an important information on both the adoption of centuries-long Christian philosophical tradition among the Bulgarians and on the transformation of this heritage into a different, independent tradition of its own through the compiling of new texts and new collections. All these processes are bound up with the state policy in the field of culture, which includes personal commitment and initiative of the ruler, formation of authoritative royal book collection as source for the monastery libraries, gathering together highly educated men of letters, intentional collection and selection of Byzantine literary monuments. The repercussions of this cultural policy reach - through miscellanies of stable content or copies of individual texts - Athos, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, and cover 10th-18th c. The analysis of these processes, examined in their development, details and wider context, is one of the great merits of Miltenov’s research.