Self-identification between the East and the West: the Greek characteristics of the Balkan phenomenon between 1870 and 1950 Cover Image
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Самоиндентификация между Изтока и Запада: гръцките характиристики на балканските феномени в края на XIX и първата половина на XX в.
Self-identification between the East and the West: the Greek characteristics of the Balkan phenomenon between 1870 and 1950

Author(s): Sanya Velkova
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: The text examines the issue of „situating“ the Greeks’ national self-identification between the historical past’s understanding belonging to the East, and the historical present/future corresponding with the West. The sources, on which the paper is based, are original texts by philosophers, historians and intellectuals from the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, as well as studies and commentaries by contemporary culturologists, historians and philologists. The second kind of sources is new, unknown and often radically re-evaluates and re-arranges the schemes and constructions of the late 19th century. The spatial and temporal „stretching“ of the topic allows the pinpointing of characteristic moments in its development, an outline of the common points, as well as a new interpretation of the set of problems related to Occidentalism.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 140-150
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bulgarian