Mobility, Plural Identities and Religious Syncretism in Dobrudzha. Cultural Globalization with a Long History Cover Image
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Мобилност, многообразни идентичности и религиозен синкретизъм в Добруджа. Глобализация на културата с дълга история
Mobility, Plural Identities and Religious Syncretism in Dobrudzha. Cultural Globalization with a Long History

Author(s): François Ruegg
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural history, Customs / Folklore, Geography, Regional studies, Regional Geography, Ethnohistory, Local History / Microhistory, Political history, Theology and Religion, Islam studies, Comparative Studies of Religion, Politics and religion, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Migration Studies, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Geopolitics
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: syncretism; globalization; collective identities; Dobrudzha

Summary/Abstract: The article investigates Dobrudzha (in the political boundaries of Bulgaria and Romania) – a zone of interpenetration of identities and cultural practices among the population as a result of its long co-habitation within the Ottoman Empire on the Black sea shores and on the banks of the lower Danube River. The author uses a syncretic approach, including observation in situ allowing both for the pointing out of the “internal” multiplicity of practices connected to one or more denominations, as well as for the outlining of ‘trans-confessional’ and the ‘trans-ethnic’ similarities – healing practices, contacts with trees, stones and springs as the intermediaries of the divine. The aim is to investigate some details, as well as to reveal common places and diversity.

  • Issue Year: XLIII/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 003-023
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Bulgarian