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The past in question, modern Macedonia and the uncertainties of nation, Keith Brown

Label
The past in question, modern Macedonia and the uncertainties of nation, Keith Brown
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-294) and index
Illustrations
illustrationsmaps
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The past in question
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionariesbibliography
Oclc number
1044749934
Responsibility statement
Keith Brown
Series statement
ACLS Humanities E-Book
Sub title
modern Macedonia and the uncertainties of nation
Summary
Keith Brown examines how Krusevo's residents, refugees, and exiles have participated--along with scholars, journalists, artists, bureaucrats, and politicians--in a conversation about their vexed past. By tracing different approaches to understanding, commemorating, and narrating the events of 1903, he shows how in this small mountain town the "magic of nationalism" by which destiny is written into particular historical events has neither failed nor wholly succeeded. Stories of heroism, self-sacrifice, and unity still rub against tales of treachery, score settling, and disaster as people come to terms with the legacies of imperialism, socialism, and nationalism. The efforts of Krusevo's successive generations to transcend a past of intercommunal violence reveal how rival claims to knowledge and truth acquire vital significance during rapid social, economic, and political change.--, Provided by publisher
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