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Encyclopaedia Britannica 2007 edition

Some really interesting quotes on FYROM, Makedonia, Alexander…etc from Encyclopaedia Britannica 2007 edition. Quote: The people Ethnicity and language Macedonia has inherited a complex ethnic structure. The largest group, calling themselves Macedonians (about two-thirds of the population), are descendants of Slavic tribes that moved into the region between the 6th and 8th centuries AD. Their language is very closely related […]

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Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics

Quote: Among the Bulgarians of Prilep, after the ceremony in church is over, one of the brothers entertains his relatives.. Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, Part 4 by James Hastings, page 79

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World Encyclopaedias about Macedonia – Encyclopaedia of invasions and conquests

He [Alexander] had a vision for a world empires in which  the wealth and culture of the East would meld with the rationality and drive of the Greeks. He encouraged his veterans to marry Persian women in order to facilitate the integration of the two societies. He began to act more like an Eastern potentate than a Greek general, and his […]

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World Encyclopaedias about Macedonia – Cambridge Ancient History

We are left with the Macedones, for whom we have important  literary evidence. Hesiod, wrote of Deucalion’s daughter as follows: “she conceived and bare to thunder-loving Zeus twin sons, Magnes and Macedon who joys in horses, and they had their habitations by Pieria and Olympus. In the Catalogue of Ships, referring to a very much later situation, Homer placed the descendants […]

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World Encyclopaedias about Macedonia – Encyclopaedia of World History 6th Edition 2001

THE BATTLE OF CHAERONEA. Philip annihilated Athens’ mercenary force and captured Amphissa. In August, at the Battle of Chaeronea, Philip crushed the allied armies of Thebes and Athens. He garrisoned Thebes but let Athens go free. Philip called the Congress of Corinth, during which all the Greek states, except Sparta, entered a Hellenic League against Persia, under Macedonian hegemony. The […]

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World Encyclopaedias about Macedonia – Britannica

Quote: The people Ethnicity and languageMacedonia has inherited a complex ethnic structure. The largest group, calling themselves Macedonians (about two-thirds of the population), are descendants of Slavic tribes that moved into the region between the 6th and 8th centuries AD. Their language is very closely related to Bulgarian and is written in the Cyrillic script.In language, religion, and history, a […]

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