Second Bulgarian Kingdom

THE WARRIORS OF THE SECOND BULGARIAN EMPIRE

War was an integral part of the medieval man's life. Apart from being a way of gaining new territories, subjects and lands, it was also a way for men to prove their courage and personal qualities. Regardless of origin, the majority of the population became part in the army.

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FOOD OF THE PEOPLE FROM THE SECOND BULGARIAN KINGDOM

Food was an important part of the life of the medieval man. Apart from being a necessary means of subsistence, it was an element that distinguished the population. While the poor's meal was more than modest, the feasts of the nobles looked radically different

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THE ECONOMY OF THE SECOND BULGARIAN KINGDOM

The vast majority of the population of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom was composed of peasants. Because of that, the main occupations were focused on agriculture and animal husbandry. The population in the cities developed various crafts – iron-forging, coppersmithing, pottery, stonemasonry, construction or jewelry.

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WHAT CLOTHING DID THE PEOPLE FROM THE SECOND BULGARIAN KINGDOM WEAR?

The clothing of the contemporaries of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, as well as the homes in which they lived, displayed the social status of their owners. This was particularly emphasised by the type and quality of the materials used and whether the garment was covered with embroidery, gold and / or silver ornaments or the jewelry used.

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THE TYPES OF HOUSING FROM THE SECOND BULGARIAN KINGDOM

The kind of homes where people lived has been a sign of their wealth, social identity and prestige through time. This difference was particularly strong in the Middle Ages. The homes of the commoners and the boyars were radically different.

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Second Bulgarian Kingdom

After the restoration of Bulgarian statehood by the brothers Assen and Peter, a period of gradual territorial expansion followed. Large territories dating from the First Bulgarian Kingdom, were reunited or annexed to Bulgaria. These events were accompanied by political development and economic and cultural revival.

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