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Традиционни особени погребения у българите
Traditional Special Funerals of the Bulgarians

Author(s): Maria Ivanova
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Local History / Microhistory, Social history, Middle Ages, 6th to 12th Centuries
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: traditional special funerals; malefactors; sorceresses; drowned persons; not baptized; young children and teenagers; unmarried girls and boys; newlyweds; women in labour; symbolic funerals.

Summary/Abstract: The present work is focused on the traditional special funerals of the Bulgarians. These are the funerals of people whose death was unnatural or premature. On the basis of ethnographic data from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th c., the author examines the funerals of malefactors, sorceresses, drowned persons,persons who were not baptized, young children and teenagers, unmarried girls and boys, newlyweds, women in labour, and some symbolic funerals.

  • Issue Year: XX/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 218-229
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bulgarian