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Entangled Histories of the Balkans

Author(s): Nikolay Aretov
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, History of ideas, Modern Age, Philology
Published by: Институт за литература - БАН
Keywords: Balkans; Entangled Histories; nationalism; languages; Ottomanism

Summary/Abstract: This paper presents the collective volume “Entangled Histories of the Balkans” edited by Roumen Daskalov and Tchavdar Marinov and published first in English by Koninklijke Brill (Leiden) and then by New Bulgarian University (Sofia). Modern Balkan history has traditionally been studied by national historians in terms of separate national histories taking place within bounded state territories. The authors in this volume take a different approach. They all seek to treat the modern history of the region from a transnational and relational perspective in terms of shared and connected, as well as entangled, histories, transfers and crossings. This goes along with an interest in the way ideas, institutions, and techniques were selected, transferred and adapted to Balkan conditions and how they interacted with those conditions. The volume also invites reflection on the interacting entities in the very process of their creation and consecutive transformations rather than taking them as givens.

  • Issue Year: LIX/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 150-154
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Bulgarian