Post Tagged with: "Historiography"

Truth-Revealing Statements by Former FYROM’s Foreign Minister

Truth-Revealing Statements by Former FYROM’s Foreign Minister

Translation in English By Marcus Templar “The indignation of the Macedonists for democracy is the same which they had for [any] opposing views.  The creation of the “Macedonian” nation, almost half century ago, was  materialized  under  the condition of one-party dictatorship. In those days, there was no difference between science and ideology, so the “Macedonian” historiography unopposed comfortably performed a […]

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Historiography in FYROM – Nationalism, Myth creations and Nation-Building

FYROM’s academic historiography has traditionally embraced the extreme nationalist view which characterised Slavomacedonian historians since 40’s. In fact today we can state safely that Stefan Troebst’s description in his “Die bulgarisch-jugoslawische Kontroverse um Makedonien” not only is still applying, but it has became worst during the last years. Troebst had wrote in 1983 :  “Historical research in the SR [Socialist Republic of] Macedonia is not a humanist, civilizing end in itself, but is direct […]

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The Evolution of FYROMian Historiography

The Evolution of FYROMian Historiography

The following excerpts are taken from a propaganda booklet published by the self described “Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts”. The book is full of unsubstantiated claims, exaggerations and even falsifications. The authors do concede a couple of interesting points: 1. The descriptor “Macedonian” took on an ethnic significance only in the 19th century when a certain demographic of the […]

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