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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2021. № 3 (159), 524—542

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2021.03.524



  • ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1900-8948
  • Doctor of Sciences in History, Senior Researcher
  • of the Institute of Ethnology
  • of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,
  • in the Department of Historical Ethnology,
  • Svobody Avenue 15, 79000,
  • Lviv, Ukraine
  • Contacts: e-mail: radovychroman@gmail.com

Abstract. Finding out the specifics of houses, their structural elements which existed in a certain period in certain ethnographic regions (and districts) for the ethnological science of today is extremely urgent. The author aims to clarify the features of traditional housing construction (planning, construction techniques, specifics of roofs, window openings, interiors, etc.), which characterize the houses of the third quarter of the XIX century on the territory of the former Podillia province.

The object of research is traditional construction, and the subject is folk housing.

The methodological basis of the study is the principle of historicism in combination with elements of structural and functional analysis and the use of basic methods of ethnological science: retrospective, typological, complex and analysis, historical reconstruction and more.

The study area covers all counties of the former Podillia region, the chronological boundaries of the study — the third quarter of the nineteenth century; the upper chronological limit is 1873. The work is based on the collection «Materials for the study of Podillia region in statistical and economic terms», the content of which is formed by statistical and economic information collected by correspondents (1871—1872) in some counties of Podillia region.

Keywords: Podillia region, housing, construction equipment, planning, windows, roof.

Received  20.04.2021


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