Muslims and Christians in the Bulgarian Rhodopes

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Magdalena Lubanska
Studies on Religious [Anti]Syncretism
  • Berlin, Germany: 
    De Gruyter
    , September
     350 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Galina Valtchinova forthcoming.


The book studies the role of religious syncretism in the social and religious life of Muslim-Christian communities in the Western Rhodopes. The author places emphasis on analysing the symbolic dimension and the cultural function of syncretism in order to determine whether it helps to integrate the two religious groups, or is perhaps a kind of pretence obscuring their underlying isolationist and anti-syncretic tendencies.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Magdalena Lubanska is assistant professor at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Warsaw, Poland.

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