“The Heroine from Shipka Who Took Part in Four Wars and Helped Thousands of People.” The Russo-Ottoman War 1877 – 1878 as Symbolic Capital in the Female Biography Cover Image
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“The Heroine from Shipka Who Took Part in Four Wars and Helped Thousands of People.” The Russo-Ottoman War 1877 – 1878 as Symbolic Capital in the Female Biography
“The Heroine from Shipka Who Took Part in Four Wars and Helped Thousands of People.” The Russo-Ottoman War 1877 – 1878 as Symbolic Capital in the Female Biography

Author(s): Milena Angelova, Anastasiya Pashova
Subject(s): Gender history
Published by: ЮГОЗАПАДЕН УНИВЕРСИТЕТ »НЕОФИТ РИЛСКИ«
Keywords: Russian-Ottoman War (1877 – 1878); women heroism; popular histori-cal writing; mythologization processes; collective identities

Summary/Abstract: The article elaborates on the mechanism used to construct the memory and to mythologize the figure of Hristina Hranova (1851/52 - 1922) who allegedly has taken part in the Russian-Ottoman War of 1877 – 1878. The major focus is on her biographical narrative, created by herself (and latter on used by her "biographers" during different historical periods since 1878 until today. Hristina Hranova’s image has been not only promoted in popular historical writings with more and more exotic nuances. Lately she has been also tacitly institutionalized, which is a significant step towards her mythologization.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 109-118
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English