Intro Table of Contents Introduction Part I. Bones of Contention, or Professionals, Dilettantes, and Who Owns History 1. A "Social Drama" at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 2. From Breach to Crisis 3. No Redress, or Where Are Levski's Bones? 4. A Socialist Public Sphere? 5. "Professionals" and "Dilettantes" 6. Recognizing the Schism, or What Is Worse: Bad Professionals or Good Nationalists? Part II. The Apostle of Freedom, or What Makes a Hero? 1. What Is a Hero and Are Heroes Born? 2. The "Making" of Vasil Levski 3. A Banner for All Causes: Appropriating the Hero 4. Contesting the Hero 5. The Literary and Visual Hypostases of the Hero 6. From Hero for All to Dissident and Back Part III. The National Hero as Secular Saint: The Canonization of Levski 1. The Split, or How a Bicephalous Organism Functions 2. The Canonization and Its Implications 3. Levski and the Bulgarian Church: Memory and Narration 4. The Orchestration of a Grassroots Cultus 5. Commemoration, Ritual, and the Sacred 6. Heroes and Saints: the Dialectics of Reincarnation Conclusion Appendix I. The Scholarly Consensus on the 1956 Excavations until the 1980s in the Writings of Stamen Mikhailov: A Critical Analysis II. The Discussion at the Academy of Sciences: 10, 12, and 27 February 1986 III. Letter of 20 Bulgarian Historians to Todor Zhivkov, 4 May 1987 IV. Poems Written by Citizens on the Topic of Levski's Grave V. Letter of Radka Poptomova, April 1987 VI. Letter of the Medieval Archeology Section at AI, June 2001 VII. The Double-headed Hierarchy of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church (1996-2004) VIII. School Questionnaires on Levski Index Plates.
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