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Author Todorova, Marii͡a Nikolaeva.

Title Bones of contention : the living archive of Vasil Levski and the making of Bulgaria's national hero / Maria Todorova
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 600 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Bones of contention or professionals, dilettantes, and who owns history -- A "social drama" at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences -- From breach to crisis -- No redress, or where are Levski's bones? -- A socialist public sphere? -- "Professionals" and "dilettantes" -- Recognizing the schism or what is worse : bad professionals or good nationalists? -- The apostle of freedom or what makes a hero? -- What is a hero and are heroes born? -- The "making" of Vasil Levski -- A banner for all causes : appropriating the hero -- Contesting the hero -- The literary and visual hypostases of the hero -- From hero for all to dissident and back -- The national hero as secular saint : the canonization of Levski -- The split or how a bicephalous organism functions -- The canonization and its implications -- Levski and the Bulgarian Church : memory and narration -- The orchestration of a grass-roots cultus -- Commemoration, ritual and the sacred -- Heroes and saints : the dialectics of reincarnation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Levski, Vasil Ivanov, 1837-1873 -- Death and burial.
Levski, Vasil Ivanov, 1837-1873 -- Tomb.
Revolutionaries -- Bulgaria -- Biography.
Bulgaria -- Historiography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1441603980 (electronic bk.)
6155211639 (electronic bk.)
9639776246 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781441603982 (electronic bk.)
9786155211638 (electronic bk.)
9789639776241 (cloth ; alk. paper)
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