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Between Two Motherlands: Nationality and Emigration among the Greeks of Bulgaria, 1900-1949

Theodora Dragostinova


In 1900, 2 percent of Bulgaria's population could be described as Greek, whether by nationality, language, or religion. The complex identities of the population became entangled in the growing national tensions between Bulgaria and Greece during the first half of the twentieth century. This book explores the shifting allegiances of this Greek minority in Bulgaria. Diverse social groups contested the meaning of the nation, shaping and reshaping what it meant to be Greek and Bulgarian during the slow transition from empire to nation-states in the Balkans. In these decades, the region was racked ... More

Keywords: Bulgaria, Greece, Balkans, nation-states, Bulgarian Greeks, national loyalty, ethnic borders, political borders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780801449451
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449451.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Theodora Dragostinova, author
Assistant Professor of History, The Ohio State University