Imagining the Balkans

Imagining the Balkans

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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… See more details below

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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:
NetLibrary, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/15/2009
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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