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Найден Геров и българското национално движение в Пловдив през 50-те години на ХІХ век
Nayden Gerov and the Bulgarian National Movement in Plovdiv during the 1850s

Author(s): Antoaneta Kirilova
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Diplomatic history, History of ideas, Modern Age, 19th Century, Period(s) of Nation Building, The Ottoman Empire
Published by: Институт за исторически изследвания - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Bulgarian national movement; Bulgarian-Greek church struggles; Bulgarian national identity; modern nations; national elite; Nayden Gerov; St. St. Cyril and Methodius school, Plovdiv

Summary/Abstract: This article examines the processes of construction of national identity in Plovdiv during the 1850s. The exposition is on two parallel lines. One traces the conflict and the degree of confrontation between Bulgarians and Greeks/grecomans in Plovdiv on a national basis in the field of enlightenment, everyday communication and church organization. The other line reveals the participation of Nayden Gerov ‒ a teacher (1850‒1853) and Russian consular agent in Plovdiv (after 1857) ‒ in the creation of Bulgarian national consciousness in the still subject to strong Greek influence city of Plovdiv. The argumentation of the thesis is made using a rich documentary material from the published and unpublished archive of Nayden Gerov.

  • Issue Year: 34/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 62-88
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Bulgarian