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Uploaded on Jan 3, 2009
Father Paisiy, monk from Hilendar monastery on Athos mountain. Paisiy was born in Bansko , Bulgaria,in 1722 and came to Hilendar in 1745. As a monk he travelled a lot on official business for the monastery, and achieved good insight in the living conditions of ordinary people in the Bulgarian. In the 1760's he combined this insight with the history of former Bulgarian days of glory to write the very popular history work 'A Slavonic-Bulgarian History of Peoples, Tsars, Saints, and of all their Deeds and of the Bulgarian Way of Life.'