Ourselves and Others
The Development of a Greek Macedonian Cultural Identity Since 1912
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Ourselves and Others by Peter Mackridge
Book DescriptionWhen it was incorporated into the Greek state in 1912, Greek Macedonia constituted a mosaic of populations who spoke different languages and shared different cultures and religions. The Greek state, the local authorities and the local intelligentsia strove to achieve the ethnic and cultural assimilation of all these populations -- in the end, with varying degrees of success. Long the site of fierce nationalist activity, Macedonia is a revealing microcosm of the ethnic divides that resist the homogenizing tendencies of nation-states throughout the world.This timely and interdisciplinary book brings together the work of specialists in various fields to spotlight the cultural processes of assimilation that have taken place in Greek Macedonia since 1912. It sheds new light on the old and complex socio-historical roots of this hotly contested area and of the Balkans in general, and will serve as a model for future studies on nationalism, ethnic identity and cultural heritage.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859731383
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Mackridge
Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language, Paperback (January 2012)
Revised ed. of: Greek / David Holton, Peter Mackridge & Irene Philippaki-Warburton, 1997.
Language and National Identity in Greece, 1766-1976, Paperback (November 2010)» View all books by Peter Mackridge
Peter Mackridge explores the ideological, social, and linguistic causes and effects of the Greek language question in its many and passionate manifestations over two turbulent centuries. He shows the crucial way in which Greek linguistic identities have interacted in the creation of the modern nation since the War of Independence in 1821.
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Author Biography - Peter Mackridge
Peter Mackridge Professor,Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and Literature, University of Oxford Eleni Yannakakis Formerly a Research Officer, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and Literature, University of Oxford
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