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„Знание за человеците“. Общество и история на едно ломско село през XIX век
“Knowledge for the People”. Society and History of a Village in Lom District

Author(s): Ivanka Gergova
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Local History / Microhistory, Social history, Modern Age, 19th Century
Published by: Асоциация за антропология, етнология и фолклористика ОНГЬЛ

Summary/Abstract: The object of the paper is unpublished manuscript, started in 1862 by Mladen Mladenov from the village of Vasilovtsi, Lom region, during immigration in Russia and finished after his coming back to his birthplace. Main place in the manuscript take the prayers, re-written from printed prayer books. Especially important is a chronical narrative, entitled “Knowledge for the People”, in with are described the immigration of the village people from Lom region in Russia in 1862, their short stay there and the coming back of Vasilovtsi’s inhabitants in their homeland, after which they build a new school building. On the basis of the manuscript conclusions are made concerning the character of the village community and the personality of priest Dimitar Ivanov.