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Българското възраждане-контексти и концептуализации
The Bulgarian Revival - Contexts and Conceptualizations

Author(s): Katja Staneva
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay

Summary/Abstract: The article is a remark to the discussion about the Bulgarian Revival as a differential period in the history of Bulgarians under Ottoman rule. The author emphasizes the voices of the writers and public figures engaged in the discovering of a solution out of the five centuries slavery existence of the people. The writers before the Liberation comment the political relations in Europe, Russia and Ottoman empire in the 19th century and search for a winning strategy about the European future of their nation. The elimination of these voices by the pretending to be influential historiography version of our past, the exclusion from the analysis of the Balkan modernity of the narratives of G. Rakovsky, Hr. Botev, L. Karavelov and their followers is not scientifically correct and in this sense manipulative, away from the "intention of truth". The reflexivity could not overcome the direct engagement with the national, if based in the deliberative silencing of the voices of the authorities by their time.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 46-60
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Bulgarian