No. X (1979)

Византијске брумалије и савремене маскиране поворке балканских народа

Dragoslav Antonijević
Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Published 01.12.1979


  • Byantine Empire,
  • Brumalia,
  • masked processions,
  • Balkans,
  • ethnography

How to Cite

Antonijević, D. (1979). Византијске брумалије и савремене маскиране поворке балканских народа. Balcanica - Annual of the Institute for Balkan Studies, (X), 93–129. Retrieved from


Byzantine Brumalia and Contemporary Masked Processions of Balkan Peoples

The Byzantine Brumalia and the modern masked processions of the Balkan peoples have not been so far studied in ethnology. The Byzantine documents offer interesting data concerning the Brumalia in the Balkan areas throughout the centuries. In addition to these historical sources, which allow us to conceive the picture of these popular festivities, the author founds his paper also on the recent ethnographic-folkloric materials of contemporary Balkan peoples, recorded chiefly in the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. The author utilized, moreover, also the materials he had collected himself in the field, as well as the data from the rich scientific literature on the masked processions in general.


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