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Жилището на българите в Бесарабия (етнографски бележки от една експедиция)
The Houses of Bulgarians in Bessarabia (Ethnographic Notes from a Field Study)

Author(s): Elka Mincheva
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН

Summary/Abstract: This article attempts to outline some elements of Bessarabian Bulgarians’ homes and the changes made in them over the past years. It poses some questions that will be answered in future field and analytical studies. The text is based on the data collected during a field study which took place in August-September 2007 in several communities in the Bolgrad, Artsiz and Tatarbunar regions near Odessa, Ukraine. It is the goal of the study to trace and outline the main building techniques and to present certain spatial functions of the houses built by Bulgarian immigrants. An attempt is made for classification of Bessarabian Bulgarians’ houses, but their essential social characteristic is not explored, and because of that the text does not provide information about the building rituals and traditions and the Bulgarians’ concepts of building a home; neither does it feature any housing and building terminology.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 106-126
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Bulgarian