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Ilinden – A Bulgarian Uprising in Macedonia

Ilinden - A Bulgarian Uprising in Macedonia

How contemporary Australian and other foreign newspapers saw the Bulgarian uprising of llinden in 1903… Accounts of the llinden Uprising in Australian newspapers of the time, invariably echo the way ihe event was perceived by the general world media. The reader will discover thai according to the reports in the newspapers, (as indeed in those of any other contemporary source), […]

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Anatolian Elements and Identification among Skopje’s inhabitants during 15th and 16th century

Anatolian Elements and Identification among Skopje’s inhabitants during 15th and 16th century

  In the surviving Ottoman documents of 15th and 16th century, the vast majority of Skopje’s inhabitants were Ottoman Muslims who identified themselves, mainly as Vardarians, Albanians, Turkomans, Karamanlis, Kurds but never as Macedonians. The history of Skopje ( known back then as Uskub) during Ottoman Period remains unknown in its largest part. Few researches have been fulfilled about the Demographic and Political […]

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Skopje’s Population in 1881

Skopje’s Population in 1881

From Glasgow Herald, April 4th 1881 The Varied Population of Uskub (Skopje) consists of Turks of Europe, Turks of Asia, Albanians, Bulgarians, Greeks, Jews, Gypsies and Germans. Once more the so-called “Ethnic Macedonians” are nowhere to be found. By Christos P.

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1639 – Italian traveller Giorgio Bianchi account: The Sancak of Uskub (Skopje) was inhabited by Turks, Serbs and Albanians

1639 - Italian traveller Giorgio Bianchi account: The Sancak of Uskub (Skopje) was inhabited by Turks, Serbs and Albanians

Another historical account comes as back as 1639 from the Italian traveller Giorgio Bianchi. The Italian traveller noted that the Sancak of Uskub (renamed later to Skopje) consisted of Turks, Serbs and Albanians. In other words, this account of 1639 reaches the same conclusion with more the entire bibliography related to the specific issue and furthermore confirms the fact that Uskub (renamed later to […]

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Canadian Newspapers of 1903 about the Bulgarian Uprising of Ilinden

THE TORONTO GLOBE AND MAIL: 1903 *” Salonica. Aug 6. -A special messenger from Monastir reports that the Bulgarian insurgents have dynamited the Governor’s palace in the town of Krushevo, 23 miles north of Monastir. “ *” Vienna, Aug. 7.- Salonica despatch to the Neue Freie Presse says that 1,000 young Bulgarians have taken the filed in the neighborhood of […]

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Population of Skopje Through History – Contemporary Sources

Population of Skopje Through History - Contemporary Sources

- Skopje was conquered by Pasha Yigit in the reign of Bayezit I (1392). As the turkish academic Mehmet Inbasi informs us “Having Strategic significance as located in the borders, the city of Skopje was subjected to a systematic settlement after the conquest[..]It is, however, obvious that Ottoman conquests were made to settle there, which were not just temporary adventurous […]

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Researches in the highlands of Turkey – 1869

Researches in the highlands of Turkey - 1869

By Tozer, Henry Fanshawe, describing his travels in 1861, 1863, 1865. Thessalonica consists of 60,000 inhabitants, Jews, Turks, Greeks, Wallachians. Greeks were always living in Thessalonica. Population of Monastir consists of Turks, Wallachs, Bulgarians and Greeks. Ochrida consists of mainly Albanians and Bulgarians. Bulgarians of Ochrida sent their children to Bulgarian schools. Skopje (Uskub) was in the time of Ottomans […]

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A Frenchman in Macedonia of 1854

A Frenchman in Macedonia of 1854

In 1854 the French Ami Boue published in Vienna his book ‘Recueil d’itineraires dans la Turquie d’Europe.Details geographiques,topographiques et statistiques sur cet empire’. http://img515.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1854gallcovlq8.png He starts from Eastern Macedonia and the Pashalik of Serres(today’s prefectures of Serres,Kavala and Drama) : . (Considering its very montainous part in the Rhodope it should not have a population beyond 100000 souls, which includes […]

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Skopje - a city with Bulgarian population through history

Quote: Si la Bulgarie, après beaucoup d’hésitations et non sans regret, a fait le grand sacrifice d’abandonner Uskub, dont la population est bulgare Documents diplomatiques français (1871-1914). By France. Commission de publication des documents relatifs aux origines de la guerre de 1914 Translation: If Bulgaria, after many hesitations and not without regret, did the great sacrifice and give up Uskub, […]

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E. G. Ravenstein in 1877 – No “Macedonians” but Bulgarians

E. G. Ravenstein in 1877 - No “Macedonians” but Bulgarians

E. G. Ravenstein Journal of the Statistical Society of London, Vol. 40, No. 3 (Sep., 1877), pp. 433-467 In 1877, one of the most eminent geographers and expert in population migrations, E. G. Ravenstein published in the “Journal of the Statistical Society of London” an account with statistics after years of researches in reference to the populations of Russia and European Turkey. Its […]

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