Ristovska-Josifovska, B. A picture of Slavic world through the prism of a 19th century Macedonian manuscript(transfer of knowledge and ideas)

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For citation: Ristovska-Josifovska, Biljana. A picture of the Slavic world through the prism of a 19th century Macedonian manuscript (transfering knowledge and ideas), in Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana. 2019. № 1. Pp. 145-154. DOI https://doi.org/10.21638/11701/spbu19.2019.111.

Title of the article  A picture of the Slavic world through the prism of a 19th century Macedonian manuscript (transfering knowledge and ideas)
Authors Ristovska-Josifovska, Biljana – Ph. D. in History, Professor, Institute of National History, Skopje, Macedonia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., OrcID 0000-0002-7533-5150 
In the section  Miscellanea / Miscellanea
Year 2019 Issue  1 Pages  145-154
Type of article RAR Index UDK; BBK UDK 94(497.17); BBK 63.3(0)  Index DOI   https://doi.org/10.21638/11701/spbu19.2019.111
Abstract

The article is a result of the project «Knowledge Exchange and Academic Cultures in the Humanities: Europe and the Black Sea Region, Late 18th–21st Centuries». This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 734645.

The «Slavic-Macedonian General History», a manuscript from the end of the 19th century, is the object of our interest. The author, Ǵorǵija M. Pulevski, died in 1893 and the manuscript remained unpublished until 2003. The work is comprised of three parts: a historical text presenting events from the earliest history through the Ottoman rule, up to the foundation of the national states of the Balkan Slavic peoples; an ethnography of the Balkan population; and a section on grammar. Taking the first steps in writing historiography, the author based his work on concepts of various authors. He glorified Macedonia’s past and highlighted the Slavic element in the Macedonian ethnogenesis, but he also wrote of the Balkan peoples, especially Slavic peoples. Considering representations of the past, we take into consideration the historical circumstances, characteristics of the time, as well as the author’s personal identity and views. In this analysis we try to define the place of this manuscript among contemporary works, analyzing it as a historical display.

Keywords Macedonia, Ǵorǵiјa M. Pulevski, Slavophil idea, knowledge transfer, Slavic ethnicity, Slavic identity 
Full text version of the article. Article language  English
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