Balkan Heritages

This volume deals with the relation between heritage, history and politics in the Balkans.

Balkan Heritages

Author: Maria Couroucli

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134800754

Page: 270

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This volume deals with the relation between heritage, history and politics in the Balkans. Contributions examine diverse ways in which material and immaterial heritage has been articulated, negotiated and manipulated since the nineteenth century. The major question addressed here is how modern Balkan nations have voiced claims about their past by establishing ’proof’ of a long historical presence on their territories in order to legitimise national political narratives. Focusing on claims constructed in relation to tangible evidence of past presence, especially architecture and townscape, the contributors reveal the rich relations between material and immaterial conceptions of heritage. This comparative take on Balkan public uses of the past also reveals many common trends in social and political practices, ideas and fixations embedded in public and collective memories. Balkan Heritages revisits some general truths about the Balkans as a region and a category, in scholarship and in politics. Contributions to the volume adopt a transnational and trans-disciplinary perspective of Balkan identities and heritage(s), viewed here as symbolic resources deployed by diverse local actors with special emphasis on scholars and political leaders.

Notes from the Balkans

His opponents argued that however much the young lady knew, she could not “
be” the heritage of the town in the way that the old man was, because she had
not lived it. The mayor clearly supported a move toward cultural heritage as ...

Notes from the Balkans

Author: Sarah F. Green

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691121990

Page: 336

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Maps and borders notwithstanding, some places are best described as "gaps"--places with repeatedly contested boundaries that are wedged in between other places that have clear boundaries. This book explores an iconic example of this in the contemporary Western imagination: the Balkans. Drawing on richly detailed ethnographic research around the Greek-Albanian border, Sarah Green focuses her groundbreaking analysis on the ambiguities of never quite resolving where or what places are. One consequence for some Greek peoples in this border area is a seeming lack of distinction--but in a distinctly "Balkan" way. In gaps (which are never empty), marginality is, in contrast with conventional understandings, not a matter of difference and separation--it is a lack thereof. Notes from the Balkans represents the first ethnographic approach to exploring "the Balkans" as an ideological concept. Green argues that, rather than representing a tension between "West" and "East," the Balkans makes such oppositions ambiguous. This kind of marginality means that such places and peoples can hardly engage with "multiculturalism." Moreover, the region's ambiguity threatens clear, modernist distinctions. The violence so closely associated with the region can therefore be seen as part of continual attempts to resolve the ambiguities by imposing fixed separations. And every time this fails, the region is once again defined as a place that will continually proliferate such dangerous ambiguity, and could spread it somewhere else.

The Balkan Heritage

They left all these, and they left their skills for survival, and they left their love for food. This is what you get when you taste a Balkan food. You taste culture; rich culture.

The Balkan Heritage

Author: Molly Mills

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781072875376

Page: 102

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Where are the food and wine tasters and enthusiasts? This one is for you; this is right up your alley! Serbia is a beautiful place in the south of East Europe and part of Western Balkan. Balkan was a place of beauty, heritage, and culture. We had ancient warriors, and Roman Empire, Ottoman Empire, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and they all lived through this place, leaving their customs, traditions, backgrounds, experiences, involvements, conducts and behaviors. They left all these, and they left their skills for survival, and they left their love for food. This is what you get when you taste a Balkan food. You taste culture; rich culture. You taste the strength of mothers, you taste the passion of the youths, you taste the insurgency of the people, and you taste the beauty of their environs. You feel home and present, you feel like a part of something great and lovely. You experience paradise and defiance all at the same time. So the Balkans did not live a fairytale, but they lived amongst beauty and ashes, and their meals reflect exactly that! Try out this Balkan cookbook today, you will be amazed at how good these dishes are!

The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Archaeology

In Iberia and the Balkans, Islamic heritage is not a strong component of national
identity. For example, interest in the historic role of Islam in Iberia, where the
Reconquista colored reception of its Islamic past, has evolved over time. Interest
in ...

The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Archaeology

Author: Bethany Walker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199987874

Page: 792

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Islamic archaeology is young discipline, emerging only over the course of the 1980s and 1990s. The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Archaeology is the first work of its kind to cover the archaeology of the Islamic world on a global scale, from North Africa to China and Europe to sub-Saharan Africa.

Common Cultural Heritage

VI . THE CONFUSION IN RESEARCH 41 . Looking at the bibliography
concerning the traditional architecture of the Balkans , we observe that there are
many editions in every Balkan country , referring to isolated buildings or
complexes and to ...

Common Cultural Heritage

Author: Sefer Güvenç

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Page: 288

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Serbia s Historical Heritage

consequence of the Bosnian annexation was the formation of the Balkan alliance
in 1912 : all the Balkan states were frightened of the Central European Drang
nach Osten . The 1912 Balkan war with the Ottomans resulted in the victory of the
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Serbia s Historical Heritage

Author: Alex N. Dragnich

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Page: 121

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In a convenient, concise format, "Serbia's Historical Heritage "explodes general perceptions of Serbia (the Balkans) as developmentally backwards. This work documents how Serbian society developed recognized cultural monuments in the Middle Ages, how the nation evolved into an ideal parliamentary state, and how Serbia fought and sacrificed in both World Wars on the Allied side.

The Politics of Modern Turkey Historical heritage of politics in modern Turkey

6 See Traian Stoianovich , “ The Conquering Balkan Orthodox Merchant ' ,
Journal of Economic History ( June , 1960 ) , pp . 234-313 , also ' The Social
Foundations of Balkan Politics 1750–1941 ' , Balkans in Transition , Charles and
Barbara ...

The Politics of Modern Turkey  Historical heritage of politics in modern Turkey

Author: William M. Hale

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780415456425

Page: 392

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A newly written introduction opens this collection, which brings together nearly seventy pieces of canonical and cutting-edge research covering all aspects of politics in Turkey from the end of the Ottoman Empire to the application for EU membership, a period of about eighty years representing one of the most dramatic modernization drives in any nation. Among issues covered are: secularism, democracy, US/Russian/Middle East/Turkish foreign policy issues, and the role of women in Turkish ...

The Heritage Lectures

In peace as well ) in the Balkans nearly impossible to fact , Kosovar Serbs , under
orders from Belgrade , are threatening to boycott the municipal elections in Now
Bernard Kouchner , the United Democracy , liberty , and the rule of law may one ...

The Heritage Lectures

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Geologica Balcanica

3-10 Geological Heritage of the Balkan Peninsula : Geological setting ( an
overview ) Ivan S. Zagorchev Geological Institute , Bulgarian Academy of
Sciences , Acad . G. Bonchev Street , build . 24 , 1113 Sofia Ив . Загорчев –
Геологическое ...

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Adventist Heritage

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inusi forte ( 11 . . . wit which the Balkan allies fought GENERAL CONFERENCE
BULLETIN tions , especially the election of a. The Washington Times did its share
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Adventist Heritage

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The Western Heritage

The Western Heritage

Author: Donald Kagan

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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Page: 767

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For introductory-level survey courses in Western Civilization and European History and Civilization; or a supplemental text in Art History or other basic cultural history survey courses. This highly visual brief survey of Western civilization provides an exceptionally balanced survey of the political, social, and cultural development of Western civilization-its strengths and weaknesses, and the controversies surrounding it. The Teaching & Learning Classroom edition of the highly successful The Western Heritage, Ninth Edition provides your students with the most help available in reading, thinking, and applying the material they are learning in the text and in lecture. A series of pedagogical aids, in text and out of class study companions, as well as complete instructor presentational and assessment support makes this text the perfect choice for those looking to make history come alive for their students.

Clio in the Balkans

historiography of the Ottoman period has fed in part the new trends for a shared
Balkan history which would attempt to promote the uniting elements of Balkan
peoples as the heritage of a common past . In such a history the Ottoman Empire
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Clio in the Balkans

Author: Christina Koulouri

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Page: 549

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Grand Rapids Greek Heritage

Greek immigrants were proud of their country ' s fighting heritage and willing to
return to their homeland during the Balkan Wars to fight for Greece ' s cause . A
1912 article in the Grand Rapids Press noted that Greek - Americans living in ...

Grand Rapids  Greek Heritage

Author: Paul N. Chardoul

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Page: 28

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Contested Cultural Heritage

Chapter. 4. Blood. of. Our. Ancestors: Cultural. Heritage. Management. in. the.
Balkans. Michael L. Galaty. Introduction. The Balkan Peninsula is known for its
messy mix of culture, language, and religion. It is, and always has been, ...

Contested Cultural Heritage

Author: Helaine Silverman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441973054

Page: 286

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Cultural heritage is material – tangible and intangible – that signifies a culture’s history or legacy. It has become a venue for contestation, ranging in scale from protesting to violently claimed and destroyed. But who defines what is to be preserved and what is to be erased? As cultural heritage becomes increasingly significant across the world, the number of issues for critical analysis and, hopefully, mediation, arise. The issue stems from various groups: religious, ethnic, national, political, and others come together to claim, appropriate, use, exclude, or erase markers and manifestations of their own and others’ cultural heritage as a means for asserting, defending, or denying critical claims to power, land, and legitimacy. Can cultural heritage be well managed and promoted while at the same time kept within parameters so as to diminish contestation? The cases herein rage from Greece, Spain, Egypt, the UK, Syria, Zimbabwe, Italy, the Balkans, Bénin, and Central America.

Gateway Heritage

Much of that activity centered on the nationalistic causes of the Balkan homeland
. Six Bulgarian newspapers were published in the tri - city area , and those
papers kept the immigrant population informed of events in both Europe and
America ...

Gateway Heritage

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