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Românii din nordul Bulgariei – considerente istorice, sociologice şi etnografice
The Romanians from the Northern Bulgaria – Historical, Sociological and Ethnographical Grounds

Author(s): Emil Ţîrcomnicu
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Editura Alfa
Keywords: ethnic minority; ethnic assimilation; Timok Valley; Romanians in Bulgaria; ethnographic research; Romanian Ethnographic Atlas

Summary/Abstract: The ethnographical research which starts from the field document and goes back to finding reasons and analogies to explain the phenomenon, firstly has to make use of the historical analysis. In the absence of the historical document, the attestation of a phenomenon in a certain moment, the presence in a certain space of a population, of some traditions or customs could not be explained. If you look at an ethnographical map of Balkan area, drawn based on today statistical data, to your amazement, as that of the foreign travelers and researchers from the XIX century, you would discover in your field researches, a different reality. We show you in this paper the situation of the Romanians from close neighborhood, the Northern of Bulgaria.

  • Issue Year: VI/2010
  • Issue No: 2 (12)
  • Page Range: 255-265
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian