Is There Any Slavdom Nowadays? Cover Image

Има ли славянство днес?
Is There Any Slavdom Nowadays?

Author(s): Vladimir Penchev
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Пловдивски университет »Паисий Хилендарски«
Keywords: Slavdom; Slavic ethnic identity; Slavisms
Summary/Abstract: The text looks at the increasing number of contemporary references to various studies stating more or less the non-Slavic ethnic character of a number of Slavic ethnicities, including those in the Republic of Bulgaria. A counterpoint to these public attitudes is the so-called Slavic idea spread widely in the Slavic world in the 19th century and to an extent in the 20th century as well. In other words, an attempt is made to offer a comparative perspective here. The different forms of expression of Slavic ethnic identity and their different mechanisms of public influence in various Slavic countries and societies are discussed. With this in mind, the current situation is also analyzed to conclude that the factors that would stimulate Slavonic unity today are less than those that work against such unity.

  • Page Range: 13-24
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Bulgarian