Miner's traditions and beliefs in medieval Europe like organizational factor of mining society's formation and development





miners' traditions, beliefs, tutelar saints of miners, monastic order, Cistercians, organizational factor, motivation model, miners' societies, mining law


Little-studied issues of miners' society organization is analyzed in the article. Role of miners' traditions and beliefs is shown in foundation and development mining. Influence of Cistercian's Order for beginning of mining was under consideration. Monastic organization and religious motivation of "White Friars" for mining were scope. Christian and professional traditions' influence on life organization of mining artelsand on formation special feature of miners' societies was reveal. Tutelar saints of miners were describe, particular - St. Barbara. Traditions and beliefs were considered from the side of mining society's separateness, protection of miner's knowledge and experience from wide spread occurrence, it gave them special privileges. Question of tradition revival for modern professional and students' environment was studied. 

Author Biographies

Gennadiy Gayko, National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"

Professor of the Department geological construction and mining technologies

Volodymyr Biletsky, Poltava National Technical University named after Yurii Kondratiuk

Professor of the Department equipment oil and gas fields 


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How to Cite

Gayko, G., & Biletsky, V. (2014). Miner’s traditions and beliefs in medieval Europe like organizational factor of mining society’s formation and development. Skhid, (5(131). https://doi.org/10.21847/1728-9343.2014.5(131).29415