Does Veda Slovena Exclusively Belong to the Oral Culture of „the Pomaks“? First Steps to a New Hypothesis Cover Image
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„Помашки“ ли са песните от Веда Словена? Първи стъпки към една нова хипотеза
Does Veda Slovena Exclusively Belong to the Oral Culture of „the Pomaks“? First Steps to a New Hypothesis

Author(s): Miglena Hristozova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Customs / Folklore, Studies of Literature, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Асоциация за антропология, етнология и фолклористика ОНГЬЛ

Summary/Abstract: This article sheds a new light on the ethnological and ethnographical background of Veda Slovena, a two-volume song collection edited by the Bosnian ethnographer Stefan Verkovich by the end of the XIX century and rejected by scientific authorities as a mystification and a forgery. It shows a new perspective on the controversial discussion about the authenticity of the Veda and also questions whether the songs of Veda Slovena exclusively belong to the oral folk culture of „the pomaks“, living in the western part of the Rhodope-mountain. Instead, a new hypothesis considers a wider ethnological background due to the migration of Bulgarian and Aromanian groups from Albania and the region of Western Macedonia (Kastoria, bg. Kostur), Almopia (old. Moglena, bg. Meglen) to the Eastern part of Macedonia and the West Rhodopes (the area of Nevrokop (Gotse Delchev) observed in the XVII and XIX century.