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By Maria Couroucli,Tchavdar Marinov

This quantity offers with the relation among history, background and politics within the Balkans. Contributions learn assorted ways that fabric and immaterial background has been articulated, negotiated and manipulated because the 19th century. the foremost query addressed this is how sleek Balkan international locations have voiced claims approximately their previous by means of setting up ’proof’ of a protracted old presence on their territories so one can legitimise nationwide political narratives. targeting claims built on the subject of tangible facts of prior presence, specifically structure and townscape, the participants show the wealthy family among fabric and immaterial conceptions of historical past. This comparative tackle Balkan public makes use of of the prior additionally unearths many universal developments in social and political practices, principles and fixations embedded in public and collective thoughts. Balkan Heritages revisits a few normal truths in regards to the Balkans as a zone and a class, in scholarship and in politics. Contributions to the quantity undertake a transnational and trans-disciplinary viewpoint of Balkan identities and heritage(s), seen right here as symbolic assets deployed via various neighborhood actors with detailed emphasis on students and political leaders.

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