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Македонският въпрос, югославизмът, османският патриотизъм и модерната антропология
The Macedonian question, Yugoslavism, Ottoman patriotism and modern anthropology

Author(s): Ivan Nikolov
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural history, Sociology, Comparative history, Ethnohistory, History of ideas, Local History / Microhistory, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Издателска къща "Гутенберг"
Keywords: History; Balkan history; Dubravka Ugrešić; Fikret Adanir; Anastasia Karakasidou; Revisionism; Macedonian question; Ottoman; anthropology;
Summary/Abstract: Civilizational accumulations, the deformations of various nature and the need to rationalize them give rise to contradictory opinions about identical processes and events. Several Balkan authors are presented, as well as their views and methods and models they use. The Croatian DubravkaUgrešić and her painful nostalgia for the disintegrated Yugoslavia in 'The culture of Lies'; Turkish historian Fikret Adanir with his work on the Macedonian Question 'Die makedonische Frage. Ihre Enstehung und Endwicklung bis 1909', in which the leitmotif of the study is the principle of the Ottoman 'milliyet' system; as well as the book of Greek author Anastasia Karakasidou 'Fields of Wheat, Hills of Blood: Passages to Nationhood in Greek Macedonia, 1870-1990', first published in the United States. It speaks of the Bulgarians in Aegean Macedonia, as well as the fate of the Macedonian citizen Vladimir Paunovski and his report revealing the ideology of Yugoslavism and Titovism, which generated Macedonism and the Macedonian language. The paper also reveals the connection between their views and their attitude towards the doctrinal framework of Benedict Anderson's fundamental for modern anthropology work, 'Imagined Communities'.