Nation-building ancient Macedonian style: the origins and the effects of the so-called antiquization in Macedonia

  title={Nation-building ancient Macedonian style: the origins and the effects of the so-called antiquization in Macedonia},
  author={Anastas Vangeli},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  pages={13 - 32}
The background of the contemporary Macedonian “antiquization” can be found in the nineteenth century and the myth of ancient descent among Orthodox Slavic speakers in Macedonia, adopted partially due to Greek cultural inputs. The idea of Ancient Macedonian nationhood has also been included in the national mythology during the Yugoslav era. An additional factor for its preservation has been the influence of the Macedonian Diaspora. After independence, attempts to use myth of ancient descent had… 
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