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=============================================================================== CHAPTER 22: MISCELLANEOUS ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 22-1 Macedonians in Bulgaria (by Plamen Stanoev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 (This entry is in Bulgarian) Predi izvestno vreme podochuh neshto , che nyakakqv amerikanski diplomat e spomenal za sqshtestvuvaneto na "Makedonsko malcinstvo v Bqlgaria". Ta popitah brat mi kakvo se s chulo po toya vqpros v Bqlgaria. Mislya , che otgovora mu shte vi zainteresuva, ta vi prashtam chastta ot nego , deto se otnasya do toya vqpros. Onia deto e govoril, che u nas ima makedonsko malcinstvo se okaza UILIAM MONTGOMQRI i v momenta e poslanik na USA v Bqlgariia. Vqprosnata tqpa izcepka toia e napravil pred senatska komisiia na shtatite, kogato sa go proslushvali kato kandidat za poslanik u nas. (Tam vsichki takiva minavat na proslushvane prez tazi senatska komisiia). Informaciiata pqrvonachalno ia razbrahme ot "24 chasa", no te citiraha agenciia ROITER. Amerikancite ripnaha, che ROITER ne bili razbrali pravilno, no sled okolo mesec motaene nai-setne dadoha na vqnshnoto ni ministerstvo stenograma ot razgovora v komisiiata i toi beshe publikuvan v presata. Okaza se,che toia ianki e adski zagrijen za pravata na malcinstvata u nas. Mnogo go pritesniaval i fakta, che DPS mojelo i da ne uchastva v bqdeshtite izbori (togava imashe takova nastroenie Konstitucionniiat sqd da se proiznese dali uchastieto na DPS ne protivorechi na konstituciiata, kqdeto se kazva, che v Bqlgariia sa zabraneni partiite na etnicheska osnova). V taia svoia proslovuta rech Montgomqri razviva ideiata si, che v Pirinska Makedoniia ima makedonsko malcinstvo, chiito prava sa potqpkani i roni krokodilski sqlzi, che tiahnata organizaciia OMO-"Ilinden" bila zabranena. Dori toia amerikanski diplomat v sqshtata rech si pozvoliava da zaiavi pred senatorite im,che v Bqlgariia shtial da raboti za PROMIANA NA KONSTITUCIIATA!!! (predstaviash li si), za da bqdeli garantirani pravata na malcinstvata. V sqshtoto vreme iankito i duma ne obelva, che liubimata mu OMO-"Ilinden" otkrito e zaiavila, che shte se bori za otkqsvane i prisqediniavane kqm Makedoniia na nashiia ( Pirinskiia ) krai ot Bqlgariia. Te iskat da iztegliat voiskite ni ottuk, shtoto bili okupatorski??!, ot imenata na vsichki partii tuk da se mahne dumata Bqlgarska, v uchilishtata da se uchi makedonski ezik??! i kup drugi gluposti. A pqk kato razbraha za izcepkata na Montgomqri tia ot OMO-to sqvsem poshturiaha ot kef i daje doide toia kato poslanik biaha trqgnali na oficialna vizita pri nego? (predstaviash li si). Razgele, onia ne gi prie. Nai-strashnoto obache e, che vsichki tiia divotii deto gi raztiaga Montgomqri ne sa shtoto ne znae, toi mnogo dobre znae kakvo e polojenieto na Balkanite i imenno zatova gi drobi tiia prikazki. Toi e bil neshto kato sekretar v nasheto posolstvo v nachaloto na 80-te, kogato poslanik beshe Sol Polanski. Iavno USA sa reshili da deistvat po sistemata: digai pushilka okolo Makedoniia, za da mojesh po principa "razdeliai i vladei" da dqrjish Balkanite. Ne sluchaino USA prati i 500 sini kaski v Makedoniia i po vsiaka veroiatnost segashniiat im lager shte se prevqrne v postoianna voenna baza na iankite. Samite Makedonci sqshto se natoporchiha i predi niakolko sedmici prezidenta im Gligorov pri pqrvoto si oficialno poseshtenie u nas iztqrsi, che v Bqlgariia jiveeli DVA MILIONA MAKEDONCI???! Da ne govorim che v posledniia mesec se provaliha tri opita za podpisvane na dvustranni spogodbi, poneje makedoncite iskat izrichno da se zapishe v protokola, che sa sqstaveni na bqlgarski i makedonski ezici. Nashite pqk ne priznavat da ima makedonska naciia i ezik i stana edna - ne ti e rabota. Amerikancite pqk, deistvaiki na principa "razdeliai i vladei" , uj sluchaino pusnaha v tiahnata presa, citirana ot nashata informaciia, che po tehni operativni danni v Makedoniia v momenta jiveiat 500 000 BQLGARI???!!! i napravo gi razbiha. Gligorov kato doide v Sofiia, kaza che pri tiah bqlgarite bili 3000? Ami tova e gore-dolu istoriiata okolo makedonskoto malcinstvo u nas. Tqjnoto e, che sled kato toia ianki se naaka taka pred senatskata komisiia, nikoi v Bqlgariia (ot dqrjavnite mqje stava vqpros) nema smelost da mu se izrepchi i da mu kaje da vnimava kakvo govori, che moje i da bqde izgonen ot stranata. Kato pristigna za pqrvi pqt v Bqlgariia pqrvite mu dumi na skapan bqlgarski biaha: "Az mnogo se radva, che otnovo v Bqlgariia" i ne pojela da otgovori na nito edin jurnalisticheski vqpros. Ottogava obache veche nikoi ne se seshta, che DPS e antikonstitucionna partiia i ne triabva da i se pozvoliava da uchastva v bqdeshtite izbori. Ami tova e. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 22-2 ASCII Map of Bulgaria (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 __ ______ / /_______/ \ \ _/ | / | \ | _______| \______/ =============================================================================== CHAPTER 23: BIBLIOGRAPHY ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23-1 Grolier's Bibliography on Bulgaria (by Grolier), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 Bibliography: Crampton, Richard J., A Short History of Modern Bulgaria (1988) and Bulgaria (1990) Curtis, Glenn E., ed., Bulgaria: A Country Study (1993) European Communities Staff, Country Profile: Bulgaria (1991) Lampe, John, The Bulgarian Economy in the 20th Century (1986) Nicoloff, Assen, The Bulgarian Resurgence (1987) OECD Staff, Bulgaria: An Economic Assessment (1992) Ward, Philip, Bulgaria: A Travel Guide (1990) Welsh, William A., Bulgaria (1993). FACTBOX Facts About Bulgaria ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23-2 Book about Bulgarian history (by Luben Boyanov) "The Bulgarians in their historical, ethnographical and political frontiers 679 - 1917" {"Bulgarite v tehnite istoricheski, etnografski i politicheski granitzi 679 - 1917"} Actually, the format is a bit "strange" (31x29) as this is a collection of 40 maps, each one commented in 4 languages: German, English, French and Bulgarian. THere are 14 pages preface in those 4 languages by D Rizov - Minister of Bulgaria in Berlin at that time (1917). The edition is excellent - the paper, the comments in 4 languages (BTW, the Bulgarian is in the old style) and I fear that there will be need of another reprint as the 5000 books, won't be around for a long time. The price is 37.70 leva but this is something definately worthed to have hold of, in case one has any interest on the history and problems of the Balkans in the past. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23-3 Books about Bulgaria, part II (by John Bell), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 In the discussion of voting systems, Penio Penev asked for some recommended books on the interwar period. Here are a few suggestions with brief commentary. They can supplement the bibliographic list that was posted a few days ago. Kosta Todorov, -Balkan Firebrand- Todorov was one of the most interesting figures in Bulgarian politics between the wars. Unfortunately, he spent many of these years in exile and then was made an "unperson" during the Communist period. His memoirs were published in English during World War II. Blagoy Popov, -Za da ne se povtori nikoga veche- The memoirs of a "left sectarian" and defendent at the Reichstag fire trial. They include his experience in USSR and GULAG. Petqr Semerjiev, several works. Former central committee member who left Bulgaria for Israel. He has several studies on the interwar and immediate postwar periods including: -The Real Georgi Dimitrov-, -The Trial of Traicho Kostov-, and a "counterbiography" of Todor Zhivkov called -Nishtojestsvo v dospehite na velichie-. Some books by US historians include: Charles Moser, -Dimitrov of Bulgaria-. This is, of course, Dr G.M. Dimitrov, not the Comintern fellow. Marshall Miller, -Bulgaria during the Second World War-. Fred Chary, -The Bulgarian Jews and the Final Solution-. Joseph Rothschild, -The Bulgarian Communist Party: Origins and Development-. Nissan Oren, -Bulgarian Communism: The Road to Power-. John Bell, -The Bulgarian Communist Party: From Blagoev to Zhivkov-. BTW, the questions raised by a contributor to scb about my views on the 1946 elections and other matters will find them fully documented here. I also like my own -Peasants in Power- which has just been republished in Bulgaria as -Aleksandqr Stamboliyski i BZNS 1899- 1923. Duncan Perry, -The Politics of Terror-. on the Macedonian Question. I know Luben has objections to this book, and I share them, but it still contains useful material. On an earlier period I can recommend -The Establishment of Constitutional Government in Bulgaria - by my old professor Cyril Black. He also has an interesting chapter on Bulgaria immediately after WW II in a book called -Witnesses to the Start of the Cold War-, whose editor I cannot remember at the moment. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23-4 Books about Bulgaria (by CharlesPower) There are a number of relatively recent and readable books on modern Bulgarian history and related topics. Some are in print, and others should be available at larger libraries. Barnes, Julian. THE PORCUPINE. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. 138p. Fiction: novella inspired specifically by the fall of communism in Bulgaria and the trial of its Communist ruler, Todor Zhivkov. Brown, J.F. BULGARIA UNDER COMMUNIST RULE. London: Pall Mall Press, 1970. ix+339p. Rather stodgy political and economic analysis. Constant, Stephen. FOXY FERDINAND: TSAR OF BULGARIA. New York/ London/Toronto/Sidney: Franklin Watts, 1980. 352p. Lively and irreverent history of Tsar Ferdinand (1861-1948), the monarch responsible for the restoration of Bulgarian sovereignty. Groueff, Stefane. CROWN OF THORNS. London/New York/London: Madison Books, 1987. xvi+411p. Unabashedly partisan biography of Tsar Boris (1918-1943), who struggled to keep Bulgaria, a nominal member of the Axis, effectively out of World War II. The author is the son of one of Boris's advisors. Markov, Georgi. THE TRUTH THAT KILLED. Translated by Liliana Brisby. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1984. xx+280p. Essays by the famous defector and BBC commentator, victim of a poisoned umbrella wielded by a Communist assassin. Miller, Marshall Lee. BULGARIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. Stanford University Press, 1975. xii+290p. More detached viewpoint than Groueff's biography of Tsar Boris; shows how the war led to the Communist takeover. Mollenhoff, Clark R. ATANASOFF: FORGOTTEN FATHER OF THE COMPUTER. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1988. xv+275p. Biography of John V. Atanasoff (1903- ), son of a Bulgarian immigrant, who invented the first electronic digital computer. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23-5 Books on Bulgaria (by Roumi Radenska), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 The list with the books, regarding Bulgaria consists of 50 titles, published in English. THIS IS NOT A FULL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ALL BOOKS REGARDING BULGARIA IN ENGLISH. It was prepared for Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carorlina. All 50 books are in print. One title, East European Monographs, belongs to a series. Three of the titles are on Compact Discs with church and folk music. The rest of the titles represent monographs on Bulgarian history, art, economy, music, style of life. The titles are grouped as follow: 1. Bulgarian History (681-1993) General studies in Bulgarian History are listed first. After that, titles are listed chronologically. 2. Religion in Bulgaria 3. Bulgarian Language and Literature 4. Bulgarian Economy 5. Bulgaria - Art, Architecture, Folklore, Life-style I will be happy to give more detailed information regarding each title in this list or how to search for more books or specific one. Please, forward your questions directly to me at: radenska@lib.wfunet.wfu.edu Roumi Radenska LIST OF BOOKS ABOUT BULGARIA (Annotated Bibliography) I. BULGARIAN HISTORY 681-1993 Title: A History of the Balkans: A regional overview from a Bulgarian Perspective. Two volume set. Author: Tzvetkov, Plamen S. ISBN: 077341956x (v.1) 0773419586 (v.2) Publisher: Mellen Edwin Press, NY Year: 1993 Price: $54.95 ea. Comment: Research book, representing the point of view of Bulgarians on the history of the Balkan countries and their relations during the centuries. Interest: East European studies, Balkan Studies, History of Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Yugoslavia, Turkey. Title: The pen and the sword: studies in Bulgarian History Author: Clarke, James F. Hupchick, Dennis P. - ed. ISBN: 0880331496 Publisher: East European Quarterly, NY Year: 1988 Price: $58.50 Comment: Collected research papers of Clarke, James F. Interest: Bulgarian history in 18th and 19th centuries, Bulgarian-American relations, Historiography. Series Title: East European Monographs Publisher: East European Monographs Year: 1971- Price: Comment: The East European Monographs series consists of books on history, culture, language, business of East European countries: Russia, Poland, East Germany, Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Austria, Bulgaria. For 22 years, more than 250 books have been published, 139 of them are still in print. Interest: East European studies, Studies of Russia. Title: Agrarian relations in the Ottoman Empire in the 15th and 16th Centuries Author: Moutafchieva, Vera P. ISBN: 0880331488 Publisher: East European Monographs Year: 1988 Price: $42.00 Comment: This is a book of a leading Bulgarian researcher in the area of Balkan History during the Ottoman period (1396-1878). It is devoted to the establishing of the Ottoman land ownership in the Balkan Peninsula. The book is based on a large number of documents, kept in Bulgaria and other Balkan countries. Interest: East Europe in 15th - 16th centuries, Agrarian relations in Bulgaria during the first centuries of Ottoman yoke, Turkish history in 15th - 16th centuries. Title: Balkan Family Structure and the European Pattern: Demographic Development in Ottoman Bulgaria Author: Todorova, Maria N. ISBN: 187938308x Publisher: American University Press, Washington DC Year: 1993 Price: $47.00 Comment: The monograph studies development and changes of family customs in Bulgaria during the Ottoman period (1396-1878) on the base of turkish registers and other documents. Interest: Balkan History, Bulgarian history during Ottoman period, Bulgarian family, Bulgarian customs, Bulgarian demographic development during Ottoman period. Title: The Bulgarians in the Seventeenth Century: Slavic Orthodox Society Author: Hupchick, Dennis P. ISBN: 0899508227 Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc. Jefferson, NC Year: 1993 Price: $45.00 Comment: This monograph represents the role of the Eastern Orthodox Church for the Bulgarian society during the 17th century (Ottoman period). Interest: Bulgarian history in the 17th century, Bulgarian Orthodox Church history, Role of the church for saving the Bulgarian nation during the Ottoman period. Title: The Formation of a nationalist Bulgarian Intelligentsia, 1835-1878 Author: Meininger, Thomas A. ISBN: 0824080289 Publisher: Garland Publishing Inc. NY Year: 1987 Price: $80.00 Comment: Doctoral thesis. Represents the formation of the Bulgarian intelligentsia and its leading role in the independence movement. Interest: Bulgarian history in the 19th century, Bulgarian society in the 19th century, Bulgarian national independence movement. Title: Tsarist Russia and Balkan Nationalism: Russian Influence in Bulgaria and Serbia Author: Jelavich, Charles ISBN: 0313200858 Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. CT Year: 1978 Price: $49.75 Comment: The book represents some aspects of the Russian influence in Bulgaria and Serbia during the period of establishing of their states after the Ottoman yoke (1879-1886). Interest: Russian foreign relations, Russian influence in Bulgaria, Russian influence in Serbia, Relations between Bulgaria and Serbia, Relations between Balkan states. Title: A diplomatic History of Bulgaria, 1870-1886 Author: Hyde, Arthur M. ISBN: 0837154588 Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group Inc. CT Year: 1972 Price: $45.00 Comment: Reprint of the 1931 ed. of the author's doctoral thesis. Represents relations between Bulgaria and European Countries in a period of strong independence movement, establishing of a new state, creating of a constitution and state institutions. Interest: Bulgarian independence movement and European community, Russian-Turks war 1877-1878, Peace contract from San-Stefano (1878), Berlin Contract (1878), Russian influence in Bulgaria. Title: Lost Illusions: Russian policies towards Bulgaria in 1877-1887. Author: Durman, Carel ISBN: 9155421539 Publisher: Coronet Books, Philadelphia, PA Year: 1988 Price: $32.50 Comment: Represents the rise and the fall of the Russian influence in Bulgaria during the first decade of deliberated Bulgaria. Interest: Russian foreign politics, Russian influence in Bulgaria, Bulgarian history 1877-1887. Relations between Balkan states 1877-1887. Title: The establishment of the Bulgarian Ministry of Public Instructions and its role in the development of modern Bulgaria 1878-1885 Author: Heath, Roy E. ISBN: 0824080254 Publisher: Garland Publishing, NY Year: 1987 Price: $70.00 Comment: The book is dedicated to the formation of state institutions in Bulgaria, especially of the Ministry of Education. Interest: Bulgarian History in the late 19th century, Creating of educational institutions in Bulgaria, European influence in Bulgaria during the 19th century. Title: Czar Ferdinand and His People Author: MacDonald, John ISBN: 0405027575 Publisher: Ayer Pub. Co Inc., Salem, NH Year: 1970 Price: $24.50 Comment: Represents Bulgaria during the rule of tsar Ferdinand, 1887-1918. Interest: Political and economical development of Bulgaria at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, Affiliations between Bulgaria and Germany, Political destiny of Ferdinand and his family, Bulgaria in World War I. Title: Fires on the mountain: the Macedonian revolutionary movement and the kidnapping of Ellen Stone Author: Sherman, Laura Beth ISBN: 0914710559 Publisher: East European Monographs Year: 1980 Price: $20.00 Comment: The book is devoted to the kidnapping of the American missionary Ms. Ellen Stone by Macedonian revolutionaries. Interest: American missionaries in Bulgaria and Macedonia, Macedonian independent movement at the end of 19th and the beginning of 20th century, Political relations between Balkan states. Title: King of Mercy: Boris III of Bulgaria 1894-1943 Author: Dimitroff, Pashanko ISBN: 1879593699 Publisher: Wexford & Barrow, CA Year: 1993 Price: $26.95 Comment: The book represents the rule of Boris III (1918- 1943). The accent falls on the years of World War II, the role of the king in saving Bulgarian jews of genocide, political relations with Germany, Avoiding Bulgarian participation in the war against Russia. Interest: Bulgarian history from 1918 to 1944, Boris III, Bulgarian foreign relations in the 20-s and the 30-s, Bulgarian jews, World War II and Bulgaria. Title: Dimitrov of Bulgaria: a political biography of Dr. Georgi M. Dimitrov Author: Moser, Charles A. ISBN: 0898030110 Publisher: Caroline House, Ottawa, CA Year: 1979 Price: $14.95 Comment: A biography of Dr. Georgi M. Dimitrov (Gemeto, 1903- 1972), leader of the Bulgarian Farmers Union and the political formation "Zveno" during the 30-s and the 40-s. Interest: Georgi M. Dimitrov, Political circle "Zveno", Bulgarian political development in the 30-s, Political fights in Bulgaria after 1944. Title: The American Military Mission in the Allied Control Commission for Bulgaria 1943-1947 Author: Boll, Michael M. ISBN: 0880330686 Publisher: Columbia University Press, NY Year: 1985 Price: $34.00 Comment: Represents the American role and influence in Bulgaria during the last two years of World War II and the first years of communist rule. Interest: American-Bulgarian relations, American military mission on the Balkans, Bulgaria in the 40-s. Title: The Turks of Bulgaria: the history, culture and political fate of a minority Author: Karpat, Kemal H. ISBN: 9754280177 Publisher: Isis Press, Istanbul Year: 1990 Price: 15.00 Comment: The book represents the history, culture and religion of the islamic population of Bulgaria after 1878 till nowadays. The accent falls on the communist era and the communist policy towards the Bulgarian muslims, especially in the 80-s. Interest: Policy towards the muslim minority in communist Bulgaria; History, culture and religion of the muslims in Bulgaria, Human rights in Bulgaria. Title: Bulgarian Voices: Letting the People Speak Author: Ward, Philip ISBN: 0906672643 Publisher: Oleander Press, NY Year: 1992 Price: $21.50 Comment: Interviews with Bulgarian people about postcommunist Bulgaria. Interest: Bulgaria after 1989, Last years of communist regime in Bulgaria, Bulgarian public opinion. Title: Revolutions in Eastern Europe Author: East, Roger ISBN: 0861871693 Publisher: Saint Martin's Press, NY Year: 1992 Price: $54.00 Comment: Represents main events in politics in East European Countries 1989-1992, giving some background information for each of them. Interest: History of East Europe from 1945 to 1992, Revolutions in Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, East Germany, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Political changes in postcommunist Eastern Europe. II. RELIGION IN BULGARIA Title: Bulgarian Mythology Author: Georgieva, Ivanichka ISBN: 0685314650 Publisher: State Mutual Book & Periodical Service, Limited, NY Year: 1985 Price: $195.00 Comment: The book represents Bulgarian Mythology and its sources; religious, ethnographic, historical development. Interest: Religion of Bulgaria, Religion believes of slavic and Bulgarian people before christianization, Contemporary religion customs in Bulgaria. Title: Patriarch and the Prince: the Letter of Patriarch Photios of Constantinople to Khan Boris of Bulgaria Author: White, Despina S. ISBN: 0916586529 Publisher: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, MA Year: 1982 Price: $9.95 Comment: The book represents a reply of Patriarch Photios on the inquire of Bulgarian Khan Boris about advantages of christian religion. As a result of that discussion, Khan Boris and all Bulgarian people accepted christianity in 865. Interest: Balkan history in Early Middle Ages, First Bulgarian Kingdom, Christianization of Bulgaria, Bulgarian- Byzantium relations. Title: Six Byzantine Portraits Author: Obolensky, Dimitry ISBN: 0198219512 Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press Year: 1988 Price: $69.00 Comment: The book represents biographies of famous orthodox saints: Clement of Ohrid, Theophylact of Ohrid, Vladimir Monomakh, Sava of Serbia, Cyprian of Kiev and Moscow, Maximos of Greek. Interest: Church History in East Europe during the Middle Ages, Byzantine Empire and its influence on the slavonic countries, Spreading the cyrillic alphabet and forming the early slavonic literature. Title: The Explanation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew Author: Theophylact Archbishop of Ohrid ISBN: 0963518305 Publisher: Chrysostom Press, House Springs, MO Year: 1993 Price: $22.00 Comment: The explanation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew given by Saint Theophylact of Ohrid (11th - 12th century) stays on the base of some parts of worship in Orthodox Church. Interest: Theology, Vita of Theophylact of Ohrid, East Orthodox Church, Church History, Byzantine and Bulgarian History in 11th - 12th centuries. Title: Bulgarian monasteries: monuments of history, culture and art. Author: Chavrukov, Georgi I. ISBN: 0569085071 Publisher: Septemvri, Sofia BG Year: 1978 Price: $149.00 Comment: The book represents 74 Bulgarian monasteries. Describes their history, architecture, art; rich illustrated. Interest: History of Bulgarian church through the centuries, Architecture Heritage of Bulgaria, Wall painting and Iconography. Title: Icons from Bulgaria Author: Paskaleva, Kostadinka G. ISBN: 0881681873 Publisher: Alpine Fine Arts Collection, London Year: 1991 Price: Comment: The book represents photographs of Bulgarian icons 9th-19th centuries, with detailed explanation of author, painting techniques, size of each icon. Interest: Fine Arts, Bulgarian Iconography, Bulgarian artists, Bulgarian religious life. Title: Sixteen most Famous icons from Bulgaria Author: Paskaleva, K. ISBN: 0685402436 Publisher: State Mutual Book & Periodical Service, Limited, NY Year: 1987 Price: $150.00 Comment: The book contains photographs of the most famous Bulgarian icons with detailed explanation of author, painting techniques, size of each icon. Interest: Fine Arts, Bulgarian Iconography, Bulgarian artists, Bulgarian religious life. Title: American missionaries among the Bulgarians, 1858-1912 Author: Nestorova, Tatyana ISBN: 0880331143 Publisher: East European Monographs Year: 1987 Price: $20.00 Comment: Represents the role of American Missionaries on Bulgarian religious, cultural and political life in the era of enormous changes in Bulgaria. Interest: American Missionaries in Bulgaria, Bulgarian history from the middle of 19th century to 1912, American- Bulgarian religious and cultural relations. Title: Protestantism and politics in eastern Europe and Russia: the communist and postcommunist eras Author: Ramet, Sabrina Petra ed. ISBN: 0822312417 Publisher: Duke University Press, NC Year: 1992 Price: $39.95 Comment: Collection of articles dedicated to protestantism and politics in East European countries and Russia after 1945. Each article studies protestantism in particular country. Interest: Protestantism, communism and politics; Protestantism in Russia, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia; Changes in the religious life in East Europe after 1989. Title: Prophet for Our Times: The Life and Teachings of Peter Deunov Author: Deunov, Peter Lorimer, David ed. ISBN: 1852302119 Publisher: Element Books, Inc. Rockport, MA Year: 1991 Price: $14.95 Comment: The book represents the life and philosophy of Peter Deunov, great religious figure in Bulgaria during 20- s and 30-s. Interest: Philosophy of religion, Bulgarian religious life in 20-s and 30-s, Biography of P. Deunov. Title: Bulgarian Orthodox Chants Author: ISBN: 630226488x Publisher: Baker & Taylor Video Year: 1991 Price: $15.98 Comment: In this CD are included chants, performed in Bulgarian churches. Some are performed the way they have been performed since 14th century. Interest: Music, Church Music, Bulgarian Orthodox Music. III. BULGARIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE Title: Teach Yourself Bulgarian: Book and Cassette Pack Author: Holman, Michael and Mira Kovatcheva ISBN: 0340561769 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton LTD Year: 1993 Price: L 16.54 Comment: Introductory course in Bulgarian language, along with the cassette. Previous similar textbook in Bulgarian language had been published in 1983. Interest: Bulgarian language, Slavic languages. Title: Kiril and Methodius: Founders of Slavonic Writing Author: Duichev, Ivan ISBN: 0880330643 Publisher: Columbia University Press Year: 1985 Price: $30.00 Comment: This collection of sources and critical studies presents life and work of slavonic Saints Cyril and Methodius. Interest: Early slavonic church literature, Slavonic Saints, Relations between Rome and Byzantium in 9th century, Medieval Europe. Title: The Inn at Antimovo and Legends of Stara Planina Author: Yovkov, Yordan ISBN: 0893572055 Publisher: Slavica Publishing Year: 1990 Price: 14.95 Comment: In this book are included the most popular short stories and legends, written by Y. Yovkov. They treat the life of Bulgarians during 18th and 19th centuries. Interest: East European literature, Bulgarian short stories, Bulgarian style of life in 18th and 19th centuries. Title: Yordan Yovkov Author: Mozejko, Edward ISBN: 0893571172 Publisher: Slavica Publishers Year: 1984 Price: 9.95 Comment: The book presents life and work of Bulgarian writer Yordan Yovkov (Iordan Iovkov) 1880-1937. Interest: Bulgarian plays and short stories in 20-s and 30-s, Bulgarian country life in 19th and 20th centuries. Title: With the precision of bats Author: Slavov, Atanas ISBN: 0911050590 Publisher: Occidental Press, NY Year: 1986 Price: $17.50 Comment: The book represents critical study on Bulgarian literature from 1944 to 1986. Interest: Bulgarian literature 1944-1986, Bulgaria during the communist regime, Bulgarian intellectual life. Title: The Last Rock Eagle Author: Dimitrova, Blaga ISBN: 185610009x Publisher: Dufour Editions, Chester Springs, PA Year: 1993 Price: 16.95 Comment: English translation of recent poems of Bulgarian poet and politician. Blaga Dimitrova was a chair of Bulgarian national assembly 1991-1993. Interest: Bulgarian poetry in 80-s and 90-s. Title: The Bulgarian Umbrella: the Soviet direction and operations of the Bulgarian Secret Service in Europe Author: Kostov, Vladimir ISBN: 0312023871 Publisher: Saint Martin's Press, NY Year: 1988 Price: $35.00 Comment: The book is dedicated to two assassinations, executed by Bulgarian Secret Service and directed by KGB. The first one was in London in 1978 and was successful - Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident and writer was killed. The second one was later on the same year against the author of this book - Vladimir Kostov, former colonel from Bulgarian Secret Service, who defected to France several years earlier. Interest: Bulgarian Secret Service and its actions in Europe in 70-s and 80-s, Relations between KGB and Bulgarian Secret Service, Bulgaria in 70-s and 80-s, Bulgarian dissidents literature in 70-s and 80-s. IV. BULGARIAN ECONOMY Title: Doing Business in Bulgaria Author: Sinclair, Roche ISBN: 0749406895 Publisher: Kogan Page Year: 1993 Price: $25.00 Comment: The book represents Bulgarian economy since 1989 and commercial law towards foreign investments. Interest: Business contacts with Bulgaria, Trade agreements between Bulgaria and different countries, Foreign investments in Bulgaria. Title: Bulgaria, An Economic Assessment Author: ISBN: 926413753x Publisher: Organization for Economic cooperation and Development Year: 1992 Price: $32.00 Comment: The book represents an estimation of the economic development in Bulgaria since 1989. Interest: Bulgarian economy in postcommunist era, Business contacts with Bulgaria, Bulgarian business law. Title: Bulgaria: Crisis and Transition to a Market Economy 2 vol. Author: ISBN: 0821318942 Publisher: World Bank Year: 1991 Price: $11.95 Comment: The book describes Bulgarian economy in the last years of communist regime in Bulgaria and problems of transition to a market economy. Interest: Bulgarian Economy before 1989, Bulgarian law towards market economy, Problems in transition to a market economy in Bulgaria. V. BULGARIA - ART, ARCHITECTURE, FOLKLORE, LIFE-STYLE Title: Bulgaria in Pictures Author: ISBN: 0822418902 Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. Year: 1994 Price: Comment: The book represents Bulgarian nature (mountains, sea, rivers), Bulgarian history (ancient cities, medieval castles, monasteries), contemporary Bulgarian cities, villages, resorts. Interest: East European studies, Travel in East Europe, Bulgaria in the past and present. Title: Sofia, portrait of a city Author: Ward, Philip ISBN: 0906672651 Publisher: Oleander Press, NY Year: 1993 Price: $19.95 Comment: The book presents old heritage of the capital of Bulgaria and its contemporary image. Interest: East European studies, Ancient Roman cities, Travel in East Europe. Title: The Architectural Heritage on the Lands of Bulgaria Author: Berbenliev, Peyo. ISBN: 0569091756 Publisher: State Mutual Book and Periodical Service, Limited, NY Year: 1988 Price: $300.00 Comment: The rich illustrated book introduces to the readers the architectural heritage of Bulgarian lands from ancient times till present. Interest: Roman Architecture, Architecture of Medieval Europe, Architecture in Bulgaria in 17th - 20th centuries. Title: Wall Painting in Bulgaria: 9th to 19th centuries Author: Prashkov, Lyuben. ISBN: 0685344061 Publisher: State Mutual Book and Periodical Service, Limited, NY Year: 1981 Price: $95.00 Comment: The book, written by leading Bulgarian restorer, presents not only pictures of famous wall paintings, but describes traditions in church and monastery wall painting, different painting schools and artists during the centuries. Interest: Wall painting, Church wall painting 9th-19th century, Pictures from Bulgarian history and society in wall paintings. Title: Bulgarian Folk Costumes Author: Veleva, Maria G. ISBN: 0936922060 Publisher: Pittsburgh, Tamburitza Press Year: 1982 Price: $5.00 Comment: The book presents a large variety of Bulgarian folk costumes, classified by region, with detailed explanation of their making. Interest: Folk costumes in Bulgaria and East Europe, Bulgarian embroidery, Traditional Bulgarian holidays. Title: Life-styles for Long Life: Longevity in Bulgaria Author: Hadjihristev, Argir. ISBN: 0398054835 Publisher: Thomas Charles, IL Year: 1988 Price: $29.50 Comment: The book studies different factors for longevity in Bulgaria: life in mountains, Bulgarian yogurt and cheese, etc. Interest: Style of life in Bulgarian mountains, Role of the food for longevity, Role of the nature for long-life. Title: Thracian Art Treasures Author: Venedikov, Ivan. ISBN: 0686975960 Publisher: State Mutual Book and Periodical Service, Limited, Inc. NY Year: 1979 Price: 69.00 Comment: The book represents remains of thracian art found in Bulgarian lands: treasures, jewelry, tombs with wall paintings, stone sculptures and bas-reliefs. Interest: Archaeology, Thracians, Thracian art, Thracian remains in Bulgaria. Title: Treasures of Thrace Author: Von Bulow, Gerda ISBN: 0312816499 Publisher: Saint Martin's Press, Inc. NY Year: 1988 Price: $4.98 Comment: The book represents golden and silver treasures, found in ancient Thrace: jewelry, dishes. Interest: Thracian treasures on the Balkans (Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey), Silver and golden jewelry in antiquity. Title: May it Fill Your Soul: Experiencing Bulgarian Music Author: Rice, Timothy ISBN: 0226711218 Publisher: Pergamon Press Year: 1994 Price: Comment: The book presents Bulgarian folk music and dancing as a living tradition in Bulgaria. Contains some biographical data about folk singers and dancers and lists of records and CD-s with Bulgarian folk music. Interest: Folk music in Bulgaria, Folk customs in Bulgaria, Living tradition of folk singing and dancing in Bulgaria. Title: Mystery of Bulgarian Voices Author: ISBN: 6301166965 Publisher: Baker & Taylor Video Year: 1988 Price: $16.98 Comment: The CD presents performances of a Bulgarian women's choir for folk music. Interest: Folk music in Eastern Europe, Bulgarian Folk music. Title: Pirin Bulgarian Folk Songs Author: ISBN: 6302102065 Publisher: Baker & Taylor Video Year: 1991 Price: $15.98 Comment: The CD presents performances of a Pirin singing and dancing company. There are included songs from South- West part of Bulgaria (Pirin Macedonia). Interest: Balkan folk music, Macedonian and Bulgarian folk songs. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23-6 Summer In The Balkans: Laughter And Tears After Communism by Randall Baker (by Henry Berry), last updated: 01-Dec-1994 SUMMER IN THE BALKANS: LAUGHTER AND TEARS AFTER COMMUNISM by Randall Baker. Kumarian Press, 630 Oakwood Ave. - Suite 119, West Hartford, CT 06110; 800-289-2664. 192 pp. $14.95 trade paper; ISBN 1-56549-036-3. b+w photographs; drawings. order direct from publisher; distributed by Inland; Baker and Taylor; available at most bookstores. An honest, witty, sympathetic, insightful account of the difficulties the leaders and the public of the Balkan countries are having in implementing democracy after the fall of Communism; also a look at the seemingly insoluble ethnic troubles in places like Serbia and Bosnia. Baker toured the Balkan region when he went to Bulgaria on a Fulbright scholarship to help the New Bulgaria University set up a program of public administration. The well-known Eastern European emigre writer Andrei Codrescu has said about SUMMER IN THE BALKANS:_[Randall Baker] shines the light of an honest bewilderment on what is, after all, Kafka's turf. In the process, he gives us real human beings in a real historical situation. He is by turns, warm, mordant, cynical, affectionate, and reasonable._ henryberry@aol.com editor/publisher The Small Press Book Review ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23-7 Books on the Bogomils (by Roumi Radenska), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 Here are some books about Bogomiles in English, German, French and Russian. Sorry, no books about Bogomiles in Japanese (at least not in U.S. libraries :) Eto nyakolko knigi za Bogomilite na Angliiski, Nemski, Frenski i Ruski. Za sazhalenie nyama knigi na Yaponski za tyah (pone ne v bibliotekite na SASHT :) ENGLISH 1 The Bogumil period in Bosnia 1960 2 Arilje : art against the Bogomils / Caslin, Jeremy 1992 3 Protestants of the east : a study of the ... Gill, Everett, 1940 4 Bogomilism : a study of the "Bulgarian he... Nikoloff, Nicho 1940 5 The Bogomil movement : an investigation o... Nikoloff, Nicho 1954 6 The Bogomil movement : an investigation o... Nikoloff, Nicho 1955 7 The Bogomil movement / Angelov, Dimitu 1987 8 Some aspects of the phenomenon of heresy ... Paraskevopoulou 1977 9 A study of Manichaeism in Bulgaria : with... Sharenkoff, Vic 1927 10 The Bogomils : a study in Balkan Neo-Mani... Obolensky, Dimi 1948 11 The Bogomils of Bulgaria and Bosnia; or, ... Brockett, L. P. 1879 12 Bulgaria's contribution to the developmen... Angelov, Dimitu 1980 13 The Bogomils : a study in Balkan Neo-Mani... Obolensky, Dmit 1948 14 The Bogumil period in Bosnia. Uzelac, Milivoj 1950 15 Bogomil sculpture : essays / Bihalji-Merin, 1962 16 The Bogomils : essays / Bihalji-Merin, 1962 17 The dualistic-gnostic tradition in the By... George, James M 1979 18 The dualistic-gnostic tradition in the By... George, James M 1979 19 The dualistic-gnostic tradition in the By... George, James M 1979 20 The Bogomils : a study in Balkan neo-Mani... Obolensky, Dimi 1948 21 Bogomilism in Macedonia / Taskovski, Drag 1975 22 Dualist heresy in the Middle Ages / Loos, Milan. 1974 23 The Bogomils : a study in Balkan Neo-Mani... Obolensky, Dmit 1948 24 The Bogomils of Bulgaria -- history and a... Ivanoff, Albert 1934 22 Dualist heresy in the Middle Ages / Loos, Milan. 1974 23 The Bogomils : a study in Balkan Neo-Mani... Obolensky, Dmit 1948 24 The Bogomils of Bulgaria -- history and a... Ivanoff, Albert 1934 25 Dualist heresy in the Middle Ages. Loos, Milan. 1974 26 The evolution of the Bogomil sect in Bulg... Scoles, Regina 1973 27 Bogomil sculpture, Bihalji-Merin, 1963 28 The Bogomils, a study in Balkan neo-Manic... Oblensky, Dmitr 1972 29 The Bogomils, a study in Balkan neo-Manic... Obolensky, Dimi 1948 GERMAN 1 Steine der Bogomilen. Bihalji-Merin, 1964 2 Die Bogomilen in ihrer geschichtlichen En... Ilic, Jordan A. 1923 3 Der Bogomilismus auf dem Gebiete des byza... Angelov, Dimitu 1948 4 Die Phundagiagiten : ein Beitrag zur Ketz... Ficker, Gerhard 1908 5 Die Bogomilen in ihrer geschichtlichen En... Ilic, Jordan A. 1923 6 Christen oder Ketzer, die Bogomilen / Papazova, Ekate 1983 7 Les Balkans au Moyen Age : la Bulgarie de... Angelov, Dimitu 1947 8 Die Bogumilen : Geschichte, Kunst, Kultur / Kutzli, Rudolf. 1977 4 Die Phundagiagiten : ein Beitrag zur Ketz... Ficker, Gerhard 1908 5 Die Bogomilen in ihrer geschichtlichen En... Ilic, Jordan A. 1923 6 Christen oder Ketzer, die Bogomilen / Papazova, Ekate 1983 7 Les Balkans au Moyen Age : la Bulgarie de... Angelov, Dimitu 1947 8 Die Bogumilen : Geschichte, Kunst, Kultur / Kutzli, Rudolf. 1977 9 Frauenfrage und Ketzertum im Mittelalter ... Koch, Gottfried 1962 10 Bulgarische Beitrage zur europaischen Kul... 1968 11 Bogumilen und Katharer in ihrer Symbolik. Wild, Georg. 1970 FRENCH 1 Les Bogomiles et Presbyter Kosma these ..... Georgiev, Stefa 1920 2 Le traite contre les Bogomiles. Cosmas, 1945 3 Les bogomiles et presbyter Kosma / Gheorghieff, St 1920 4 Les Origines du catharisme. Dando, Marcel. 1968 5 Les Balkans au Moyen Age / Angelov, Dimitu 1978 6 Les Origines du catharisme. Dando, Marcel. 1967 7 L'art des Bogomiles. Bihalji-Merin, 1963 8 Le livre secret des cathares, Interrogati... 1980 9 L'heresie bulgare : quelques aspects du m... Topencharov, Vl 1978 10 Livres et legendes bogomiles : aux source... Ivanov, Iordan, 1976 11 Les chretiens bosniaques et le mouvement ... Sanjek, Franjo. 1976 12 Les Bougres : histoire du pope Bogomile e... Primov, Borisla 1975 13 Bougres et cathares; deux brasiers, une m... Topencharov, Vl 1971 14 Les origenes du catharisme. Dando, Marcel. 1967 15 Le bogomilisme en Bulgarie Angelov, Dimitu 1972 16 Le traite contre les bogomiles de Cosmas ... Cosmas, 1945 RUSSIAN 1 Bogomilskoe dvizhenie i obshchestvennaia ... Zaitsev, V. K. 1967 2 Vasilii Vrach : romanizovan zhivotopis / Bogdanov, Ivan. 1988 3 Kozma Presviter v slavianskikh literatura... Begunov, IUrii 1973 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23-8 Books by Julia Kristeva and Tzvetan Todorov (by Luben Boyanov), last updated: 09-May-1996 Here are some of the translated (in English) works of Tzvetan Todorov: "The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre", Cornell University Press, 1975 "Genres of Discourse", Cambridge University Press, 1990 "An Introduction to Poetics", University of Minnesota Press, 1981 "The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other", Harper & Row, 1984 "Mikhail Bakhtin: The Dialogical Principle", Manchester University Press, 1984 "Literature and its Theorists: A Perosnal View of Twentieth Century Criticism", Routlegde & Kegan Paul, 1988 "On Human Diversity: Nationalism, Racism and Exoticism in French Thought", Harvard University Press, 1993 Some of the translated works of J. Kristeva: "About Chinese Women", Marion Boyars Publ., 1986 "Revolution in Poetic Language", Columbia University Press, 1984 "Desire in Language. A Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art", Basil Blackwell, 1984 "Powers of Horror. An Essay on Abjection", Columbia University Press, 1982 "Tales of Love", Columbia University Press, 1987 "Black Sun", Columbia University Press, 1989 "Strangers to Ourselves", Columbia University Press, 1991 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23-9 Bibliography about the Turnovo Constitution (by Veselin Velikov), last updated: 17-Mar-1997 AUTHOR Black, Cyril Edwin, 1915- TITLE The establishment of constitutional government in Bulgaria, by C. E. Black. PUBLISHER Princeton, Princeton University Press; London, Oxford University Press, 1943. DESCRIPT x, 344 p. 23 cm. SUBJECT Bulgaria -- Politics and government. Bulgaria -- Constitutional history. SERIES Princeton studies in history ; v. 1. Princeton University. Princeton studies in history ; v. 1. NOTE Revision of thesis (Ph. D.) - Harvard university, 1941. BIBLIOG. "Bibliographical essay": p. 275-290. Bibliographical foot-notes. -- Drago -- Drago