The Spirit of 1776: Polish and Dalmatian Declarations of Philosophical Independence

Larry Wolff (Boston) The Spirit of 1776: Polish and Dalmatian Declarations of Philosophical Independence Summary   The article compares some texts and cultural phenomena from Eastern Europe or East Central Europe, which would correlate cultural manifestations in the region with the distant trans-Atlantic developments emphasizing the principle and agenda of national independence At 1776 Ignacy…

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Self-identification between the East and the West: the Greek characteristics of the Balkan phenomenon at the end of the 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries

    Sanya Velkova Self-identification between the East and the West: the Greek characteristics of the Balkan phenomenon at the end of the 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries Summary   The text treats the issue of “situating” the Greeks’ national self-identification between the understanding of the historical past, belonging to the…

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The shrewd way is to arm ourselves with their arms: Bulgarian modern debate about native and non-native art

    Albena Vacheva The shrewd way is to arm ourselves with their arms: Bulgarian modern debate about native and non-native art Summary   The article is a theoretical examination of modern Bulgarian vision about West (Europe) as a legitimizing instrument in the debate native/non-native art in Bulgarian cultural context after I World War I.…

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Rejected Europeism

    Nikoleta Patova Rejected Europeism Summary   In the process of creation and confirmation of our national self-consciousness, the cultural and historical awareness of the people is characterized by the operation of the mechanism of identification “we – the world”. With institutionalization of the national concepts and ideals, a vacuum is created in the…

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Visions of Europe in the Nineteenth-century Balkans: A Case Study in Cultural Transfer of Knowledge

    Diana Mishkova Visions of Europe in the Nineteenth-century Balkans: A Case Study in Cultural Transfer of Knowledge Summary   The underlying intention of the paper is to interrogate the current mainstream interpretation of the historical relations between the Balkans and the ‘West’ as it has emerged from the mirror reading of the Balkanism…

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