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Church Building in Northeastern Bulgaria During the 1850s – 1870s


Authors:
Nevena Nedelcheva Historical Museum–Popovo, Bulgaria
Aldzhan Dzhafer Museum of History – Omurtag

Pages: 138-151
DOI: https://doi.org/10.54664/PKGM3428

Abstract:

This report presents the construction of churches in Eski Juma, Osman Pazar, Hezargrad, and in several other settlements in the 1850s – 1870s. It also focuses on the procedures for building churches and on the reasons for their mass construction in the region under review during this period. The study analyzes the applications of the population, their reasons, and the ethnic composition of the settlements studied. In addition, the paper discusses issues concerning the construction of the churches themselves, their size, organization, and financing.

Keywords:

church; Northeastern Bulgaria; 19th century; Ottoman Empire; Christian population

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