Roumen Daskalov is professor of modern history at the New Bulgarian University and at the Central European University. He is the author of nine books, most recently Debating the Past: Modern Bulgarian History from Stambolov to Zhivkov (Budapest, 2011).
Tchavdar Marinov (PhD in history, EHESS) is researcher at the French School at Athens. He is the author of The Macedonian Question from 1944 to the Present: Communism and Nationalism in the Balkans (Paris, 2010, [in French]).
All those interested in modern history of the Balkans, the construction of national ideologies and the language policies in Europe, as well as in transnational approaches to nationalism
"The first volume of Entangled Histories of the Balkans
, edited by Roumen Daskalov and Tchavdar Marinov, reads like one would wish all histories of South-eastern Europe to read: deconstructivist, de-essentializing, focused on processes, entanglements, shared history [...] In a nutshell: the six authors have laid the foundation for a research agenda, that will provide South-eastern Europe with the historiographical position it deserves: an exciting place in world history." – Sabine Rutar, in: H-Soz-u-KultSee also Brill's Slavic and Eurasian Studies Facebook page (@brillslavic).
Table of contents
Note on Transliteration
Notes on Contributors
List of Maps
Foreword (Roumen Daskalov)
Section Introduction: Nations and National Ideologies in the Balkans (Tchavdar Marinov)
1. Pre-National Identities in the Balkans (Raymond Detrez)
2. From Imperial Entanglements to National Disentanglement: The “Greek Question” in Moldavia and Wallachia, 1611–1863 (Constantin Iordachi)
3. Bulgarian-Greek Dis/Entanglements (Roumen Daskalov)
4. Formulating and Reformulating Ottomanism (Alexander Vezenkov)
5. Famous Macedonia, the Land of Alexander: Macedonian Identity at the Crossroads of Greek, Bulgarian and Serbian Nationalism (Tchavdar Marinov)
Section introduction: Languages and Language Policies in the Balkans (Alexander Vezenkov)
6. Language and Identity: The Fate of Serbo-Croatian (Ronelle Alexander)
7. In Defense of the Native Tongue: The Standardization of the Macedonian Language and the Bulgarian-Macedonian Linguistic Controversies (Tchavdar Marinov)
8. The Albanian Language Question: Contexts and Priorities (Alexander Vezenkov)