Nationalism and the Other: The Making of Nation and Nation-State in the Balkans

    Recep Boztemur (Ankara) Nationalism and the Other: The Making of Nation and Nation-State in the Balkans Summary   Throughout the twentieth century, ethnic structures continued to coexist under supranational political organizations not only because of historical legacy of imperial organizations transcending national identities and boundaries, but also due to the ideological coalitions among…

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The image of Italy and Italians in the Bulgarian geography textbooks from the National Revival

Boyka Ilieva The image of Italy and Italians in the Bulgarian geography textbooks from the National Revival Summary   The desire of the Bulgarians to be a part of the advanced European countries builds socio-political and cultural priorities of the Bulgarian National Revival. The socio-political duties are visible in the fight for clerical independence and…

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Digital Era and Nation State

Antoineta Balcheva Digital Era and Nation State Summary   The basic interest of this paper is directed at the impact of the new digital era communication technologies on the national state, which to a large extent implies the effects the Internet, because of its capacity and its characteristics, has on the nation state. This concerns…

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Higher Education in Austro-Hungary and the Bulgarians 1879-1918. New Dispositions and New Opportunities

Rumiana Preshlenova Higher Education in Austro-Hungary and the Bulgarians 1879-1918. New Dispositions and New Opportunities Summary   This paper explores the changes in the orientation of Bulgarian university students’ abroad during the period from the establishment of the first Bulgarian government and the First World War. It resumes the outcomes of a research project enhancing…

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With a Well-equipped Eye: Visual Techniques and Narrative Optics in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Ognyan Kovachev With a Well-equipped Eye: Visual Techniques and Narrative Optics in the 18th and 19th Centuries Summary   This paper offers a parallel discussion of various visual techniques and devices, invented during the XVIII – XIX centuries, and the simultaneously changing narrative approaches and modes of literary representation. Special attention is paid to such…

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