The Pomaks: A Religious Minority in the Balkans

  title={The Pomaks: A Religious Minority in the Balkans},
  author={Mario Apostolov},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  pages={727 - 742}
  • M. Apostolov
  • Published 1 December 1996
  • Political Science
  • Nationalities Papers
A religious minority of Bulgarian-speaking Muslims, the Pomaks now live dispersed in five Balkan countries: Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Albania and Turkey. A living legacy of the complexities of Balkan history, the Pomaks represent a perfect case to study interstate political intricacies around the unsettled identity of small inter-communal groups. An examination of this community should enrich the knowledge about the nature of Balkan Islam that stands on the periphery of the Arab-Iranian… 


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