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VEDA SLOVENA – “FOLK ANNALS” FROM THE RHODOPE MOINTAIN. ANALYSIS ON THE TEXT CORPUS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE FOLK EPICAL TRADITIONS AND THE BULGARIAN ...
Published by: Асоциация за антропология, етнология и фолклористика ОНГЬЛ
Summary/Abstract: VEDA SLOVENA – “FOLK ANNALS” FROM THE RHODOPE MOINTAIN. ANALYSIS ON THE TEXT CORPUS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE FOLK EPICAL TRADITIONS AND THE BULGARIAN APOCRYPHA / Veda Slovena was collected and edited by the Bosnian ethnographer Stefan Verkovic and his associate Ivan Gologanov in the Rhodope mountain by the end of the 19th century. The goal of this study is to present substantial elements in the narrative, ritual and mythological structure, as well as to discuss the ethnological context of the song collection. Considering recent ethnological research on the Bulgarian and Balkan folklore the study explores the link between Veda Slovena and some other forms of the Bulgarian folk epic. Detailed analysis of the calendar structure of the collection aims to reconstruct the ritual context of the songs. Furthermore, the study investigates on the ethnological and narrative function of a ban (a special construction, which could be found in the texts from vol. 1 and vol. 2 of Veda Slovena) and suggests a new reading of Veda Slovena in connection to the so called Bulgarian shamanism, widely explored by Prof. Ancho Kaloyanov. In addition, remarkable similarities between Veda Slovena and some Bulgarian apocrypha from the 10th-11th century are pointed out in order to comment the process of switching from pagan to early Christian traditions. The study proposes Veda Slovena as a phenomenon on the borderline between folklore and literature (apocrypha), as well as an example of folk annals.
- Issue Year: 2014
- Issue No: 9
- Page Range: 68-107
- Page Count: 40
- Language: Bulgarian