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The World of Megamyths

Some Political and Historiographical Myths of the 20th Century

Author(s): Plamen Tzvetkov
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, History, Local History / Microhistory, Recent History (1900 till today), History of Communism, Fascism, Nazism and WW II, Geopolitics, Politics of History/Memory, Politics and Identity
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: Myth and Mythology; Slav Myth; National myths; Communist Myth; National Socialist Myth; Fascist Myth; Totalitarian myth; History; Modern History; History of Politics; Geopolitics; National Identity; Bulgarians
Summary/Abstract: Myth and mythology may be defined as an attempt of the human being to put some order in the way of perceiving the surrounding world that appears as chaos. However, those who want to justify their absolute power by a simple and self-evident explanation can easily manipulate this longing for myths, the more so as myth is also a kind of fairy tale. On the other hand, a lie is never hundred percent untrue: it is a combination of obvious facts with half-truths and with sheer untruths.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-954-535-498-4
  • Page Count: 432
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: Bulgarian