Beliefs Related to Child-Birth, in a Western Anatolian Town: A Review Article

Sinan Çaya


This is a review article based on a book written by a female French ethnology scholar, who carried out a field work in the region of Bergama in western Anatolia. It is about collecting information about folk beliefs related to sterility, pregnancy, birth and infants. Being a very important aspect of life, the topuc is rich and interesting. The book got published in 1972. Current readers would only be glad to learn about its content via the article of ours.


Sterility; Pregnancy; Infant; Superstition; Belief.

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