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Невидяната история на Априлското въстание
The Unseen History of the April Uprising

Author(s): Petko Georgiev
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Photography, Ethnohistory, Local History / Microhistory, Military history, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , 19th Century
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: April Uprising; photography; memory; archive; library; library archaeology

Summary/Abstract: The present article attempts to elucidate some less known facts related to the process of writing of the book “History of the April Uprising“ by Dimitar Strashimirov. It gives answer to the question why the edition was published without the pictures ordered to famous photographs. In connection with this particular case, the article studies also the development of the photograph collection of the National Library in Plovdiv. The critical conclusion of the author is that sometimes from places of memory the Bulgarian archival and library repositories transform into “a knowledge graveyards“. This conclusion has its logical explanation in the text and, to some extent, it explains the “absence“ of the photographs from the history of the uprising. The appendix to the article contains a list of the available photographs in the Plovdiv Library related to the whole narrative about the writing of the history of theApril uprising.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 92-117
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Bulgarian