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Todorova, Marii︠a︡ Nikolaeva

Works: 120 works in 369 publications in 11 languages and 8,863 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, dgs
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Most widely held works by Marii︠a︡ Nikolaeva Todorova
Imagining the Balkans by Marii︠a︡ Nikolaeva Todorova( )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Imagining the Balkans' examines how an innocent geographic appellation was transformed into a powerful and widespread pejorative designation. In a new afterword, Maria Todorova discusses the reaction to her dubbing of the term Balkanism and recent events in the Balkans
Balkan family structure and the European pattern : demographic developments in Ottoman Bulgaria by Mariâ Nikolaeva Todorova( )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study, which is an updated extended and revised version of the out-of-print 1993 edition, reassesses the traditional stereotype of the place of the Balkans in the model of the European family in the nineteenth century based on new source material and by synthesizing existing research."--BOOK JACKET
Bones of contention : the living archive of Vasil Levski and the making of Bulgaria's national hero by Marii︠a︡ Nikolaeva Todorova( )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Bulgarian and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about documenting and analyzing the living archive around the figure of Vasil Levski (1837-1873), arguably the major and only uncontested hero of the Bulgarian national pantheon. The processes described, although with a chronological depth of almost two centuries, are still very much in the making, and the living archive expands not only in size but constantly adding surprising new forms. The monograph is a historical study, taking as its narrative focus the life, death and posthumous fate of Levski. By exploring the vicissitudes of his heroicization, glorification, appropriations, reinterpretation, commemoration and, finally, canonization, it seeks to engage in several broad theoretical debates, and provide the basis for subsequent regional comparative research. The analysis of Levski's consecutive and simultaneous appropriations by different social platforms, political parties, secular and religious institutions, ideologies, professional groups, and individuals, demonstrates how boundaries within the framework of the nation are negotiated around accepted national symbols
Remembering communism : private and public recollections of lived experience in Southeast Europe by Maria Todorova( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The volume examines the formation and transformation of the memory of communism in the post-communist period. The majority of the articles focus on memory practices in the post-Stalinist era in Bulgaria and Romania, with occasional references to the cases of Poland and the GDR. Based on an interdisciplinary approach, including history, anthropology, cultural studies and sociology, the volume, examines the mechanisms and processes that influence, determine and mint the private and public memory of communism in the post-1989 era. Common denominator to all essays is the emphasis on the process of remembering in the present, and the modalities by means of which the present perspective shapes processes of remembering, including practices of commemoration and representation of the past. As a result, the analyses point at the sociopolitical factors and societal processes that help construct, transform, stabilize and finally canonize past memory. Due to its interdisciplinary character and the wide range of methodological and theoretical approaches presented, the volume offers a broad and varied kaleidoscope of memorial practices in a variety of milieus of post-communist societies, from school to the internet. The volume deals with eight major thematic blocks revisiting specific practices in communism such as popular culture and everyday life, childhood, labor, the secret police, the perception of 'the system' and others. The analyses highlight occasionally similarities and differences between the two principal case studies, resulting in the end effect in the observation of a significant divergence in the memory of communism between the two neighboring countries"--Provided by publisher
Balkan identities : nation and memory( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Balkan Identities brings together historians, anthropologists, and literary scholars all working under the shared conviction that the only way to come to terms with history is to achieve an intimate understanding of it. The contributors to Balkan Identities focus on historical memory, collective national memory, and the political manipulation of national identities. They refine our understanding of memory and identity in general and explore and assess the significance of particular manifestations of Balkan national identities and national memories in the region."--Jacket
Post-communist nostalgia( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the end of the Cold War was greeted with great enthusiasm by people in the East and the West, the ensuing social and especially economic changes did not always result in the hoped-for improvements in people's lives. This led to widespread disillusionment that can be observed today all across Eastern Europe. Not simply a longing for security, stability, and prosperity, this nostalgia is also a sense of loss regarding a specific form of sociability. Among the younger generation, it surfaces as a tentative yet growing curiosity about the recent past. In this volume scholars from multiple disciplines explore the various fascinating aspects of this nostalgic turn by analyzing the impact of generational clusters, the rural-urban divide, gender differences, and political orientation. They argue persuasively that this nostalgia should not be seen as a wish to restore the past, as it has otherwise been understood, but instead it should be recognized as part of a more complex healing process and an attempt to come to terms both with the communist era as well as the new inequalities of the post-communist era --Book Jacket
Remembering communism : genres of representation( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Remembering Communism responds to, or rather apprehends, the transformation of an "objective" reality into a subjective one. Concentrating on genres of representation in Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Ukraine, the collection traces explanatory modes and models following the collapse of "real socialism." Oral histories are taken at different sites and among diverse groups, including factory workers, village inhabitants, and political emigres. Subsequent sections reassess the period through archives, memoirs, cinema, and monuments." ""Remembering Communism suggests a different kind of living memory, one that contrasts everyday life with ideological purpose, and recognizes how ideology functioned differently back then, and functions differently in memory today. By directly and explicitly focusing on how different genres of memory reflect different subjectivities, power relations, and contests, then and now, Remembering Communism provides an invaluable contribution to contemporary historical and sociological understanding.""--BOOK JACKET
Imagining the Balkans by Maria Todorova( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If the Balkans hadn't existed, they would have been invented" was the verdict of Count Hermann Keyserling in his famous 1928 publication, Europe. Over ten years ago, Maria Todorova traced the relationship between the reality and the invention. Based on a rich selection of travelogues, diplomatic accounts, academic surveys, journalism, and belles-lettres in many languages, Imagining the Balkans explored the ontology of the Balkans from the sixteenth century to the present day, uncovering the ways in which an insidious intellectual tradition was constructed, became mythologized, and is still being transmitted as discourse. Maria Todorova, who was raised in the Balkans, is in a unique position to bring both scholarship and sympathy to her subject, and in a new afterword she reflects on recent developments in the study of the Balkans and political developments on the ground since the publication of Imagining the Balkans. The afterword explores the controversy over Todorova's coining of the term Balkanism
Podbrani izvori za istorii︠a︡ta na balkanskite narodi XV-XIX vek by Mariâ Nikolaeva Todorova( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in Bulgarian and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglii︠a︡, Rossii︠a︡ i Tanzimat, vtorai︠a︡ chetvertʹ XIX v. by Marii︠a︡ Nikolaeva Todorova( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in Russian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angliĭski pŭtepisi za Balkanite : (krai︠a︡ na XVI-30-te god. na XIX v.)( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in Bulgarian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scaling the Balkans : essays on Eastern European entanglements by Mariâ Nikolaeva Todorova( )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maria Todorova puts in conversation several fields that have been traditionally treated as discrete: Balkans, Eastern Europe, Ottoman, Habsburg and Russian empires. Applying different perspectives and different methodological approaches, it insists on the heuristic value of scales"--Provided by Publisher
Professionalisierungsprozesse angehender Lehrpersonen in den berufspraktischen Studien by JULIA KOINAR; SABINE LEINEWEBER; EMANUEL SCHMID( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historische Vermächtnisse zwischen Europa und dem Nahen Osten = Historical legacies between Europe and the Near East by Maria Nikolaeva Todorova( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kategorie Zeit in der Geschichtsschreibung über das östliche Europa : Jahresvorlesung des GWZO by Marija Todorova( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immaginando i Balcani by Maria Todorova( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses of collective identity in central and southeast Europe (1770-1945) : texts and commentaries( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first part of the third volume of the four-volume series, a daring project of CEU Press, presenting the most important texts that triggered and shaped the processes of nation-building in the many countries of Central and Southeast Europe. The aim is to confront 'mainstream' and seemingly successful national discourses with each other, thus creating a space for analyzing those narratives of identity which became institutionalized as "national canons." This is the first part of the third volume, containing 59 texts. This volume presents and illustrates the development of the ideologies of nation states, the "modern" successors of former empires. They exemplify the use modernist ideological framaeworks, from liberalism to socialism, in the context of the fundamental reconfiguration of the political system in this part of Europe between the 1860s and the 1930s. It also gives a panorama of the various solutions proposed for the national question in the region. Why, modernism and not modernity? Modernity implies the West, while modernism was the product of the periphery. The editors use it in a stricter sense, giving it a place between romanticism and anti-modernism, spanning from the 1860s until the decade following World War I
Anglija, Rossija i tanzimat : vtoraja četvertʹ XIX v. by Marija Nikolaeva Todorova( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language in the construction of ethnicity and nationalism : the Bulgarian case by Mari︠i︡a Nikolaeva Todorova( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglii︠a︡, Rusii︠a︡ i Tanzimatŭt : [izsledvane] by Marii︠a︡ Nikolaeva Todorova( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Bulgarian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bones of contention : the living archive of Vasil Levski and the making of Bulgaria's national hero
Balkan family structure and the European pattern : demographic developments in Ottoman BulgariaBones of contention : the living archive of Vasil Levski and the making of Bulgaria's national heroBalkan identities : nation and memoryPost-communist nostalgiaRemembering communism : genres of representationImagining the Balkans
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