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2008 | 95 | 2 | 173-190
Article title

Kurban. Obětní slavnosti v Bulharsku

Authors
Title variants
EN
'KURBAN'. SACRIFICIAL CEREMONY IN BULGARIA
Languages of publication
CS
Abstracts
EN
In Bulgaria, the word 'kurban' denotes bloody sacrifice brought to God, saints or mythical protectors of family group or the whole village. It represents a specific feature of spiritual culture that runs across the whole structure of traditional as well as contemporary folk customs in Bulgaria. The sacrifice of animal constitutes part of family, annual and work customs and church ceremonies. The article renders basic information on the roots and context of this custom and characterizes its traditional form. It focuses on the preparation of 'kurban' as ritual dish and the attitudes of the Orthodox Church to this custom. It traces the persistence of the custom in contemporary Bulgarian society, where the broad traditional family relations are being lost. The article is based on field research realized in the years 2005 and 2007 as well as the study of literature.
Year
Volume
95
Issue
2
Pages
173-190
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • B. Machova, Filozoficka fakulta Masarykovy univerzity, Ustav slavistiky, Arne Novaka 1, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
08CZAAAA04678940
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.22d5b99d-f288-300d-9e91-94319850e7f0
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