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Разводите сред християнското население по българските земи през ХІХ век
Divorces among the Christian Population in the Bulgarian Lands in the 19th Century

Author(s): Daniela Angelova
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институт за изследване на населението и човека - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Historical demography; divorces; Christian population; Ottoman Empire.

Summary/Abstract: This article addresses an understudied problem in historical demographic research in Bulgaria – divorces among the Christians in the 19th century. Information about them is found in the Codices of the Tarnovo and Plovdiv Metropolises and The Book of Minutes of Haskovo Bulgarian church community. The article presents the canonical rules of the Orthodox Church regarding marriage and its termination, and the provisions of customary law and their registration in the sources. Interesting is the dynamics of the divorces in the Tarnovo Mitropolia for the period 1847–1878, the clarification as to its causes remain the subject of further study.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 267-278
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bulgarian