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Промени в надгробните знаци по време на преход
Funerary Signs Changings in Period of Transition

Author(s): Stanka Yaneva
Subject(s): Cultural history, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Етнографски институт САНУ
Summary/Abstract: Political, economic and value-system changings in the society in the period of the transition also affect relatively stabile practices as a funeral ritual. Signs designing the defunct’s eternal home are more likely to be the subject of the change compared to the stability of the funeral ritual itself. The traditional funeray signs designing sex and profession are gradually replaced by the other signs, especially at the cemetries of the larger cities. Those signs are in the accordance to the importance of the defunct and to the attitude of his/her closest ones, and they reflect the social status of the defunct, his/her political or religious appurtenance, material property of the defunct, the cause of death and sometimes even fashion tendencies in funerary styling.

  • Page Range: 341-353
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2002
  • Language: Bulgarian