“The Post-Mortem Fate” of Hristo Botev from the Viewpoint of the Sites of Memory Cover Image
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„Посмъртната съдба“ на Христо Ботев през призмата на местата на памет
“The Post-Mortem Fate” of Hristo Botev from the Viewpoint of the Sites of Memory

Author(s): Maria Angelova
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Psychology, Customs / Folklore, Sociology, Ethnohistory, Local History / Microhistory, Oral history, Political history, Modern Age, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: herois anthropology;sites of memory;Hristo Botev;monuments;commemorations;politics of memory;

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the main indicators for perceiving Hristo Botev in the public space, by eliciting some of the debates and the attempts for appropriation of his figure. The ideas about the personality, which has in different periods been an occasion for diverse opinions and interpretations, are presented from the perspective of their significance in the culture of memory and of their role in explicating time and identity (Assmann 2001: 20). These notions diverge the figures of correlation to national parameters, but also to unrelated to the initial ideas trends, which is presented in the text with the theme about the appropriations and the popular uses of this character. Separate attention in the article is paid to the monuments dedicated to Hristo Botev in different periods and parts of the country and to the changing emphases in the commemorations to the national hero. The discussed examples outline a comprehensive presentation of different studies on the topic and raise new questions, which are important in view of future research.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 92-110
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Bulgarian