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Мерки за регулиране на брачните отношения по българските земи през ХІХ век
Requirements regulating marital relations in the Bulgarian lands in the 19th century

Author(s): Daniela Angelova
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Cultural history, Social history, Modern Age, Special Historiographies:, Theology and Religion, 19th Century, The Ottoman Empire, Eastern Orthodoxy, Canon Law / Church Law
Published by: Институт за исторически изследвания - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: family law; canonical marriage law; marital relations on the Bulgarian lands; Ottoman Empire XIX c.; Metropolitan Codes; protocol books of ecclesiastical municipalities

Summary/Abstract: This article aims to clarify the reasons that necessitate the preparation of orders, messages and statutes regulating marriage, premarital and marital agreements. The information is collected from Codes of bishoprics record books of Bulgarian parishes and correspondences from the National Revival press. The study shows that regulations and orders issued by all institutions of authority, suggesting the existence of a common vision for the development of society. The main goal of the requirements is to establish a balance in relations by freeing poorer families from the financial burden of the wedding.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 5-6
  • Page Range: 159-166
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian