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Топоси на преминаване от профанно в сакрално пространство
Topoi for Transitioning from Profane to Sacred Space

Author(s): Valeria Fol
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Comparative history, Ethnohistory, History of ideas, Social history, Ancient World
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: sacred; profane; space; sanctuaries; water sources

Summary/Abstract: The article looks at the topoi that mark sacred and profane in sanctuaries. Attention is focused on water sources, the door and the threshold in an architecturally internalized space. Written sources and architecturally absorbed space are analyzed. Attention is also paid to the transformation of water, threshold and door into metaphors on the boundary between sacred and profane space.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 25
  • Page Range: 11-22
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English, Bulgarian