History of temples and local identity ‒ II (Оn materials from the village of Saparevo, Kyustendil region) Cover Image
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Храмова история и локална идентичност – II (По примера на с. Сапарево, Кюстендилско)
History of temples and local identity ‒ II (Оn materials from the village of Saparevo, Kyustendil region)

Author(s): Tsvetelina Dimitrova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure
Published by: Асоциация за антропология, етнология и фолклористика ОНГЬЛ

Summary/Abstract: The text examines the connection between the history of the temples in the village and the construction of a local identity. The churches “St. Nicholas” and “Assumption of Theotokos” apart from belonging to the temple arm template established for the region of Samokov, also marked the two stages of the settlement history ‒ medieval (“St. Nicholas”) and the period of Bulgarian National Revival (“The Assumption”). While the “old” church pledges pseudo-historical narratives for Tsar Ivan Shishman and his treasure, those tied to the “new” have a fleeting character, fluctuating between the factuality of the historical and the axiology of the legendary. The monastery “St. Arch. Michail” is bound with the very foundation of the settlement.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 16
  • Page Range: 237-254
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bulgarian