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Bones of Contention : The Living Archive of Vasil Levski and the Making of Bulgaria's National Hero.

Author/Creator:
Todorova, Maria.
Publication:
New York : Central European University Press, 2008.
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1 online resource (638 pages)
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Subjects:
Levski, Vasil Ivanov, -- 1837-1873 -- Tomb.
Levski, Vasil Ivanov, -- 1837-1873 -- Death and burial.
Revolutionaries -- Bulgaria -- Biography.
Bulgaria -- Historiography.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Contents:
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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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Todorova, Maria Bones of Contention
ISBN:
9781283248136
9789639776241
OCLC:
939263380