Balkan Heritages: Negotiating History and Culture (British by Maria Couroucli,Tchavdar Marinov

By Maria Couroucli,Tchavdar Marinov

This quantity offers with the relation among historical past, background and politics within the Balkans. Contributions research diversified ways that fabric and immaterial historical past has been articulated, negotiated and manipulated because the 19th century. the main query addressed here's how smooth Balkan countries have voiced claims approximately their previous through setting up ’proof’ of an extended ancient presence on their territories in an effort to legitimise nationwide political narratives. concentrating on claims built with regards to tangible proof of prior presence, in particular structure and townscape, the individuals show the wealthy relatives among fabric and immaterial conceptions of history. This comparative tackle Balkan public makes use of of the prior additionally finds many universal developments in social and political practices, rules and fixations embedded in public and collective stories. Balkan Heritages revisits a few normal truths in regards to the Balkans as a quarter and a class, in scholarship and in politics. Contributions to the amount undertake a transnational and trans-disciplinary point of view of Balkan identities and heritage(s), considered the following as symbolic assets deployed through diversified neighborhood actors with precise emphasis on students and political leaders.

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