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By Maria Todorova

This booklet is ready documenting and examining the dwelling archive round the determine of Vasil Levski (1837–1873), arguably the main and basically uncontested hero of the Bulgarian nationwide pantheon. The techniques defined, even supposing with a chronological intensity of just about centuries, are nonetheless greatly within the making, and the dwelling archive expands not just in dimension yet continuously including astounding new types. The monograph is a historic examine, taking as its narrative concentration the lifestyles, demise and posthumous destiny of Levski. through exploring the vicissitudes of his heroicization, glorification, appropriations, reinterpretation, commemoration and, eventually, canonization, it seeks to have interaction in different extensive theoretical debates, and supply the foundation for next nearby comparative examine. The research of Levski's consecutive and simultaneous appropriations through assorted social systems, political events, secular and non secular associations, ideologies, expert teams, and participants, demonstrates how obstacles in the framework of the country are negotiated round approved nationwide symbols.

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