Funeral Rituals of the Vlachs in the Timok Valley. Review of the Field Research in Eastern Serbia

 
PIIS0869544X0025361-0-1
DOI10.31857/S0869544X0025361-0
Publication type Article
Status Published
Authors
Occupation: Senior Researcher
Affiliation: Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: , St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Occupation: Junior Researcher
Affiliation: Institute of Slavic Studies of Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: Moscow, Russian Federation.
Journal nameSlavianovedenie
EditionIssue 2
Pages125-135
Abstract

The article reflects the preliminary results of the expedition of the authors to the settlements of the Zaječar and Bor districts of Serbia in the spring and summer of 2022. In total, from April to June 2022, authors visited twelve Vlach (Romanian) villages and one Serbian village. The collection of field materials was carried out mainly by the interview method. In addition, long stay in the field allowed to use the method of direct observation, being present and taking part in funerals, commemorations, etc. The most valuable information was recorded while being present at the memorial dance ora (Rom. dial. ora de pomană) in village of Aleksandrovac (Rom. Zlocutea) of Negotin municipality of Bor district and Mali Jasenovac (Rom. Mala) of Zaječar municipality of Zaječar district.

Keywordsfield research, ţărani, ungureni, customs, commemoration of the dead.
AcknowledgmentThe research was carried out at the expense of the grant of the Russian Science Foundation No. 22-18-00484, https://rscf.ru/project/22-18-00484/
Received13.02.2023
Publication date30.04.2023
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