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Author Brown, Keith, 1964- author.

Title The past in question : modern Macedonia and the uncertainties of nation / Keith Brown.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2003]


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 Axe ACLS Humanities E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 301 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Series ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-294) and index.
Contents A Double Legacy: Macedonia's Yugoslav and Balkan Histories -- "Crowded Out by a Plethora of Facts": Distance and Experience in Western Narratives of Krusevo -- Tipping Points: The Transformation of Identities in Krusevo -- Between the Revolutions: Life in Krusevo 1903-1944 -- Buying the Memories: Collectivization, the Past and National Identity -- History Stated: The Making of a Monument -- Local Truths: Rereading 1903 the Krusevo Way -- On the Brink of a New, Old World: Recasting Solidarity After Yugoslavia.
Summary Keith Brown examines how Krusevo's residents, refugees, and exiles have participated--along with scholars, journalists, artists, bureaucrats, and politicians--in a conversation about their vexed past. By tracing different approaches to understanding, commemorating, and narrating the events of 1903, he shows how in this small mountain town the "magic of nationalism" by which destiny is written into particular historical events has neither failed nor wholly succeeded. Stories of heroism, self-sacrifice, and unity still rub against tales of treachery, score settling, and disaster as people come to terms with the legacies of imperialism, socialism, and nationalism. The efforts of Krusevo's successive generations to transcend a past of intercommunal violence reveal how rival claims to knowledge and truth acquire vital significance during rapid social, economic, and political change.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2022. EPUB file. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book])
Note All rights reserved.
Subject Macedonia -- History -- 1878-1912.
Kruésevo (Kruésevo, North Macedonia) -- History.
Macedonia -- History -- Uprising of 1903.
Nationalism -- Macedonia -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author American Council of Learned Societies.
Added Title ACLS Humanities E-Book. URL:
ISBN 0691099944 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780691099941 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0691099952 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780691099958 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780691188430 ebook
9780691099958 paperback
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