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Imagining the Balkans by Maria Todorova

Title Imagining the Balkans
Author Maria Todorova
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2009-04-15
Category History
Total Pages 273
ISBN 0195387864
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Imagining the Balkans' examines how an innocent geographic appellation was transformed into a powerful and widespread pejorative designation. In a new afterword, Maria Todorova discusses the reaction to her dubbing of the term Balkanism and recent events in the Balkans.

Imagining the Balkans by Мария Николаева Тодорова

Title Imagining the Balkans
Author Мария Николаева Тодорова
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release 1997
Category Religion
Total Pages 257
ISBN 9780195087512
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Starting in the 18th and 19th centuries and continuing up to the present, Imagining the Balkans covers the Balkan's most formative years.

Scaling the Balkans by Maria N. Todorova

Title Scaling the Balkans
Author Maria N. Todorova
Publisher Balkan Studies Library
Release 2018-11-29
Category History
Total Pages
ISBN 9789004358898
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Maria Todorova puts in conversation several fields that have been traditionally treated as discrete: Balkans, Eastern Europe, Ottoman, Habsburg and Russian empires. Applying different perspectives and different methodological approaches, it insists on the heuristic value of scales

Imagining the Balkans by John Anthony Kayfes

Title Imagining the Balkans
Author John Anthony Kayfes
Publisher
Release 2004
Category
Total Pages 500
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Imagining the Balkans
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Release 2013
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Total Pages 120
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Imagining the Balkans by Maria Todorova

Title Imagining the Balkans
Author Maria Todorova
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2009-04-15
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 0199728380
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"If the Balkans hadn't existed, they would have been invented" was the verdict of Count Hermann Keyserling in his famous 1928 publication, Europe. Over ten years ago, Maria Todorova traced the relationship between the reality and the invention. Based on a rich selection of travelogues, diplomatic accounts, academic surveys, journalism, and belles-lettres in many languages, Imagining the Balkans explored the ontology of the Balkans from the sixteenth century to the present day, uncovering the ways in which an insidious intellectual tradition was constructed, became mythologized, and is still being transmitted as discourse. Maria Todorova, who was raised in the Balkans, is in a unique position to bring both scholarship and sympathy to her subject, and in a new afterword she reflects on recent developments in the study of the Balkans and political developments on the ground since the publication of Imagining the Balkans. The afterword explores the controversy over Todorova's coining of the term Balkanism. With this work, Todorova offers a timely, updated, accessible study of how an innocent geographic appellation was transformed into one of the most powerful and widespread pejorative designations in modern history.

Beyond Balkanism by Diana Mishkova

Title Beyond Balkanism
Author Diana Mishkova
Publisher Routledge
Release 2018-07-17
Category Political Science
Total Pages 282
ISBN 1351236369
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In recent years, western discourse about the Balkans, or “balkanism,” has risen in prominence. Characteristically, this strand of research sidelines the academic input in the production of western representations and Balkan self-understanding. Looking at the Balkans from the vantage point of “balkanism” has therefore contributed to its further marginalization as an object of research and the evisceration of its agency. This book reverses the perspective and looks at the Balkans primarily inside-out, from within the Balkans towards its “self” and the outside world, where the west is important but not the sole referent. The book unravels attempts at regional identity-building and construction of regional discourses across various generations and academic subcultures, with the aim of reconstructing the conceptualizations of the Balkans that have emerged from academically embedded discursive practices and political usages. It thus seeks to reinstate the subjectivity of “the Balkans” and the responsibility of the Balkan intellectual elites for the concept and the images it conveys. The book then looks beyond the Balkans, inviting us to rethink the relationship between national and transnational (self-)representation and the communication between local and exogenous – Western, Central and Eastern European – concepts and definitions more generally. It thus contributes to the ongoing debates related to the creation of space and historical regions, which feed into rethinking the premises of the “new area studies.” Beyond Balkanism: The Scholarly Politics of Region Making will interest researchers and students of transnationalism, politics, historical geography, border and area studies.

Title Imagining the Balkans
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Release 2013
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Total Pages 120
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Post Communist Nostalgia by Maria Todorova

Title Post Communist Nostalgia
Author Maria Todorova
Publisher Berghahn Books
Release 2012
Category History
Total Pages 299
ISBN 0857456431
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Although the end of the Cold War was greeted with great enthusiasm by people in the East and the West, the ensuing social and especially economic changes did not always result in the hoped-for improvements in people's lives. This led to widespread disillusionment that can be observed today all across Eastern Europe. Not simply a longing for security, stability, and prosperity, this nostalgia is also a sense of loss regarding a specific form of sociability. Even some of those who opposed communism express a desire to invest their new lives with renewed meaning and dignity. Among the younger generation, it surfaces as a tentative yet growing curiosity about the recent past. In this volume scholars from multiple disciplines explore the various fascinating aspects of this nostalgic turn by analyzing the impact of generational clusters, the rural-urban divide, gender differences, and political orientation. They argue persuasively that this nostalgia should not be seen as a wish to restore the past, as it has otherwise been understood, but instead it should be recognized as part of a more complex healing process and an attempt to come to terms both with the communist era as well as the new inequalities of the post-communist era.

Title The Balkans in Travel Writing
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Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release 2015
Category Balkan Peninsula
Total Pages 295
ISBN 144388345X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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