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MELNIK AFTER 1912: SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES FACING A BORDER TOWN AT THE TIME OF NATION STATES
MELNIK AFTER 1912: SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES FACING A BORDER TOWN AT THE TIME OF NATION STATES

Author(s): Ivayilo Nachev
Subject(s): History
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Melnik; Balkan Wars; Interwar Period; Migrations; Demography

Summary/Abstract: Melnik is the smallest town in Bulgaria which is classified as an urban settlement mainly because of its historical traditions. It had unusual development on a boundary in many aspects: historically, geographically and as a type of settlement. Certain episodes of its history enjoy huge interest, while the popular representation of others, including the 19th and 20th century, is very fragmentary. The article reconstructs the sequence of key developments during the Balkan Wars in 1912 – 1913 which resulted in a true demographic catastrophe for the town. It also analyses Melnik’s subsequent demographic development in the framework of the Greco-Bulgarian relations in the next two decades.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 126-139
  • Page Count: 14