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НЯКОИ СПЕЦИФИЧНИ НАРОДНИ МЕРКИ, ИЗПОЛЗУВАНИ ОТ БЪЛГАРИТЕ
SOME SPECIFIC FOLK MEASURES USED BY THE BULGARIANS

Author(s): Valentina Sharlanova, Mancho Vekov
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН

Summary/Abstract: Beside the linear, square, solid measures and measures of weight and capacity, used on Bulgarian soil before the introduction of European Metric System, there were used also measures of number or others applied only in some spheres of everyday-life. They have not been paid attention to in our specialized literature yet. In contrast to the standard ones, they do not possess constant dimensions, and varying in different limits. The examination of these measures may be very useful in revealing the quantitative side of processes and phenomena from the economic history of Bulgaria. Here are examined folk measures of number used at harvest-time, grape-gathering, vegetable-growing, stock-breeding and in farming generally; and also measures of number, used in trade and different crafts, and measures of money. There are studied some rarely used measures in founding and metal-working, in leather- and fur-dressing. The knowledge of these measures would facilitate the study of sources on socio-economic life of Bulgarian people before the Liberation.

  • Issue Year: 1991
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 53-63
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bulgarian