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Is FYROM the Troll of the Balkans?

Is FYROM the Troll of the Balkans?

What do Alexander the Great, Byzantine Emperor Justinian the Great and medieval Bulgarian ruler Samuil have in common? They are all historical figures who happened to be active at certain point in the Balkan region of Macedonia, which includes parts of what nowadays are Bulgaria and Greece, as well as the whole eponymous country. So, the Former Yugoslav Republic of […]

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The term Μακεδόνας and its derivatives in Byzantine sources

The term Μακεδόνας and its derivatives in Byzantine sources

A quite interesting research over the term Μακεδόνας and its derivatives in Byzantine era, comes from Professor Ioannes  Tarnanides in his book entitled “Οι Κατά Μακεδονίαν Σκλαβήνοι“.  Professor Tarnanides begins with the ancient Macedonians and dwells particularly on the Macedonians of the Byzantine era who were forced to accept the Slavs in question in their territory. From his invenstigation of contemporary historical sources, […]

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The Balkan ghosts of Irredentism

Dr. George Voskopoulos July 01, 2008 World politics have been characterised by contending trends. Change and continuity have been the two poles of analysing the world state-centric system. In regional terms we also witness similar trends, yet in the Balkan aspects of continuity and the peoples´ inability to adapt to a new era this is more than an inherent systemic […]

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