Marriage Rites of the Greben Cossacks (Late 19th – Early 20th Centuries)
Type of publication: Research Article
Greben Cossacks, marriage rites, matchmaking, drinking bout, agreement ( rukobitie ) ceremony, hen party, coronation, feast, sendoff for and rise from the nuptial bed
The article discusses the major cycles and stages of marriage rites among the Greben Cossacks. These rites have reﬂected the speciﬁc ways in which that group of Cossacks was formed and developed, as well as the results of its interaction with neighbor peoples: on the one hand, the Greben marriage manifests similarities to Russian rites; on the other, it was inﬂuenced and shaped by the Cossacks’ military style of everyday life and age-long coexistence with Turkic/Caucasus peoples.
Beletskaia, E.M., Velikaia, N.N. 2013. Marriage Rites of the Greben Cossacks (Late 19th – Early 20th Centuries). Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 5: 98-114
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