Imagining the Balkans

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Oxford University Press, 18. ožu 2009. - Broj stranica: 288
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"If the Balkans hadn't existed, they would have been invented" was the verdict of Count Hermann Keyserling in his famous 1928 publication, Europe. Over ten years ago, Maria Todorova traced 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, Imagining the Balkans explored the ontology of the Balkans from the sixteenth century to the present day, uncovering the ways in which an insidious intellectual tradition was constructed, became mythologized, and is still being transmitted as discourse. Maria Todorova, who was raised in the Balkans, is in a unique position to bring both scholarship and sympathy to her subject, and in a new afterword she reflects on recent developments in the study of the Balkans and political developments on the ground since the publication of Imagining the Balkans. The afterword explores the controversy over Todorova's coining of the term Balkanism. With this work, Todorova offers a timely, updated, accessible study of how an innocent geographic appellation was transformed into one of the most powerful and widespread pejorative designations in modern history.
  

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Review: Imagining the Balkans

Izvješće korisnika/ca  - Mike - Goodreads

Pretty interesting overview of how the Balkans have existed in the imagination of the West for the past 500 or so years. I'd recommend watching Behind Enemy Lines, that recent Angelina Jolie movie, or some recent Kosturica film to get a modern idea of what Todorova is talking about. Pročitajte cijelu recenziju

Review: Imagining the Balkans

Izvješće korisnika/ca  - Andrew - Goodreads

Back when I was a kid, there was a Serbian guy in my hometown who ran a good little bakery that I used to go to with my old man. Unfortunately, somewhere around the Kosovo War, he started blaming all ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju

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Balkanism and Orientalism Are They Different Categories?
3
Nomen
21
2 Balkans as Selfdesignation
38
3 The Discovery of the Balkans
62
4 Patterns of Perception until 1900
89
5 From Discovery to Invention from Invention to Classification
116
The Balkans and the Myth of Central Europe
140
RealiaQuestce quil y a de horstexte?
161
Conclusion
184
Afterword to the Updated Edition
190
Notes
203
Bibliography
233
Index
267
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