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Imagining the Balkans
     

Imagining the Balkans

by Maria Todorova
 

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Imagining the Balkans attempts to trace 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, this work explores the ontology of the Balkans from the eighteenth century up to the present, uncovering the ways in which an insidious

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Imagining the Balkans attempts to trace 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, this work explores the ontology of the Balkans from the eighteenth century up to the present, uncovering the ways in which an insidious intellectual tradition was constructed, became mythologized, and is being transmitted as a discourse.

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"[This book] contains many brilliant insights and always displays the author's enormous erudition."—Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780199728381
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,243,642
File size:
542 KB

Meet the Author

Maria Todorova earned a degree in history from the University of Sofia in Bulgaria, where she taught Balkan history until 1988. She has since taught at several American universities, and is currently Professor of Balkan and East European Studies at the University of Florida.

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