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Bones of Contention free pdf This is a historical study, taking as its narrative focus the life, death and posthumous fate of Vasil Levski (1837-1873), arguably the major and only uncontested hero of the Bulgarian national pantheon. The main title refers to the 'thick description' of the reburial controversy during the final phase of communist Bulgaria, which centered on the search for Levski's bones. The book gives a specific understanding also of the relationship between nationalism and religion in the post-communist period, by analyzing the recent canonization of Levski. The processes described, although with a chronological depth of almost two centuries, are still very much in the making, and the living archive expands not only in size but with the constant addition of surprising new forms they take.At another level, the book engages in a variety of general theoretical questions. It offers insights into the problems of history and memory: the question of public, social or collective memory- the nature of national memory in comparison to other types of memory- the variability of memory over time and social space- alternative memories- and, memory's techniques like commemorations, the mechanism of creating and transmitting memory.

About Maria Todorova

Maria N. Todorova is Professor at the Department of History, University of Illinois. She specializes in the history of the Balkans in the modern period. Recent book-length publications include Balkan Identities: Nation and Memory (2004), Imagining the Balkans (1997), edited volumes and articles on social and cultural history, historical demography, and historiography of the Balkans in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Author : Maria Todorova
Publisher : Central European University Press
Data Published : 01 September 2008
ISBN : 9639776246
EAN : 9789639776241
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 622 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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