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By Dimitar Bechev

positioned on the very center of the Balkans, the Republic of Macedonia has a wealthy and turbulent heritage, which displays all of the complexities of the region's earlier and present-day politics. within the overdue nineteenth and the early twentieth century, it grew to become the point of interest of festival via the fledgling Balkan realms over the declining Ottoman Empire's eu possessions. overdue Ottoman Macedonia used to be a area, which galvanized the exterior observer with its range: ethnic, non secular, linguistic, clannish, and territorial identities all overlapped in a fancy and perplexing mosaic. it's this variety that has ended in the Macedonian query of the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and keeps to elevate questions at the present time. The historic Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia lines the major political, socio-economic, and cultural advancements within the multiethnic mosaic that's Republic of Macedonia following its secession from the Yugoslav federation within the autumn of 1991. It additionally surveys frequently missed themes, akin to the social variations underwent throughout the twentieth century and through the many years of socialism, in addition to the hot debates approximately historic reminiscence and roots of the Slav Macedonian state. entire with a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over four hundred hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries, this reference presents a wealthy account of the background, present-day politics, and society of the Republic of Macedonia.

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