A Heaping Handful of Balkan Identities

A Heaping Handful of Balkan Identities

There are 9 comments on the Transitions Online story from Jul 31, 2013, titled A Heaping Handful of Balkan Identities. In it, Transitions Online reports that:

The fruits of modern scholarship presented in this book ought to bring to a close some of the unproductive debates about who Macedonians really are.

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Nick the Greek

Scarborough, UK

#1 Jul 31, 2013
More Bad Press for FYRoM http://www.tol.org/client/article/23840-maced...

extract:

Particularly in light of the ongoing dispute between successive governments in Skopje and Athens over the Republic of Macedonia’s right to call itself by that name, the reference in the book’s title to Macedonia as a state already amounts to a claim which can be expected to offend some potential readers, including mainstream academics and politicians as well as activists on the extreme right in Greece (among others). Originating most frequently in Greece and with stakes as high as blocking Macedonia’s accession to NATO (widely considered a prerequisite for entry into the European Union), objections to the name “Republic of Macedonia” are often justified on the grounds that Macedonia is a regional toponym, or in terms of claims about the inauthenticity of Macedonian ethnic identity.

http://www.tol.org/client/article/23840-maced...

FYRoM is an Outcast - Isolated and Alone in the World!

“Mess with the best,”

Since: Apr 08

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#2 Jul 31, 2013
Nick the Greek wrote:
More Bad Press for FYRoM http://www.tol.org/client/article/23840-maced...
extract:
Particularly in light of the ongoing dispute between successive governments in Skopje and Athens over the Republic of Macedonia’s right to call itself by that name, the reference in the book’s title to Macedonia as a state already amounts to a claim which can be expected to offend some potential readers, including mainstream academics and politicians as well as activists on the extreme right in Greece (among others). Originating most frequently in Greece and with stakes as high as blocking Macedonia’s accession to NATO (widely considered a prerequisite for entry into the European Union), objections to the name “Republic of Macedonia” are often justified on the grounds that Macedonia is a regional toponym, or in terms of claims about the inauthenticity of Macedonian ethnic identity.
http://www.tol.org/client/article/23840-maced...
FYRoM is an Outcast - Isolated and Alone in the World!
Good info/research Nick. Now lets see how many SS (stupid scupis) will open the link and actually read it. Most likely they will dismiss it or use profanities. Dont forget they will attempt to change the topic.
The Albanization of FYROM

Sweden

#3 Jul 31, 2013
"..this line of reasoning presents self-declared ethnic Macedonians as members of another nation (usually Bulgarian, Greek, or Serbian) whose ethnic identity in the present day reflects successful brainwashing by the Yugoslav Communist regime. In Bulgaria, for example, this tendency is manifested in academia with the classification of all variants of the Macedonian language as Bulgarian dialects, while state policy encourages citizens of the Republic of Macedonia to declare themselves Bulgarian in exchange for a Bulgarian passport."

Bulgarians, bulgarians, bulgarians..thats what YOU are slavomalakes from FYROM!

Since: Jul 13

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#4 Aug 1, 2013
extract from your link:

Victor Friedman cites evidence from multiple sources that some speakers of Slavic dialects in Aegean and Vardar Macedonia referred to their language and to themselves as Macedonian well before World War I. To the extent that this evidence is taken seriously, there is simply no room for claims that Marshal Tito invented Macedonian national identity with all its trappings. As Schubert illustrates in relation to the formation of the autocephalous Macedonian Orthodox Church in the 1960s, Yugoslav policy created a space for the cultivation and consolidation of Macedonian identity on the basis of a popular consciousness that preceded the constitution of a Macedonian state.

Since: Jul 13

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#5 Aug 1, 2013
And why not read the book, not just a review?

http://www.amazon.com/Macedonia-Political-Eco...
Nick the Greek

Scarborough, UK

#6 Aug 1, 2013
Victor Friedman no longer bangs on the FYRoM drum.

Victor Friedman has abandoned FYRoM - Go ask B. Joseph!

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Balkan-Langua...
CANADEZOS

London, Canada

#7 Aug 1, 2013
observer_involved wrote:
And why not read the book, not just a review?
http://www.amazon.com/Macedonia-Political-Eco...
AJDE VRE GYFTOVULHARE ==>> QUIT DENYING YOUR SLAVOBULGARIAN IDENTITY&QUIT MISAPPROPRIATING THE UNDISPUTED HELLENIC NAME OF MACEDONIA IN IDENTIFYING YOUR SLAVOBUGAIAN IDENTITY & SLAVOBULGARIAN DIALECT OF SLAVIC ORIGIN!MACEDONIAN NOTHING!
*** THERE IS NO NEED TO READ A BOOK BASED ON YUGOSLAVIAN TITOIST COMMUNIST LIES&PROPAGANDA!
THERE ARE THOUS OF BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY ALREADY CLEARLY DISPLAYING AND EMPHASIZING MACEDONIANS OVERWHELMING UNDISPUTED HELLENIC IDENTITY OF HELLENIC ORIGIN!

Since: Jul 13

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#8 Aug 2, 2013
CANADEZOS wrote:
<quoted text>AJDE VRE GYFTOVULHARE ==>> QUIT DENYING YOUR SLAVOBULGARIAN IDENTITY&QUIT MISAPPROPRIATING THE UNDISPUTED HELLENIC NAME OF MACEDONIA IN IDENTIFYING YOUR SLAVOBUGAIAN IDENTITY & SLAVOBULGARIAN DIALECT OF SLAVIC ORIGIN!MACEDONIAN NOTHING!
*** THERE IS NO NEED TO READ A BOOK BASED ON YUGOSLAVIAN TITOIST COMMUNIST LIES&PROPAGANDA!
THERE ARE THOUS OF BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY ALREADY CLEARLY DISPLAYING AND EMPHASIZING MACEDONIANS OVERWHELMING UNDISPUTED HELLENIC IDENTITY OF HELLENIC ORIGIN!
I gave you an extract taken from the same link and all I got were profanities as reply, just shows your level really.

“Macedonian, therefore Greek”

Since: Apr 07

Lychnidos, occupied Macedonia

#9 Aug 2, 2013
observer_involved wrote:
<quoted text>
I gave you an extract taken from the same link and all I got were profanities as reply, just shows your level really.
Those people were illiterate.

http://www.topix.com/forum/world/macedonia/T3...

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