Greece and the Macedonian Question (1944–1995): Culture of Remembrance, Politics of History and the National Public in Southeastern Europe

Skordos, Adamantios

Analysing the Greek overreaction to the statehood process of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1991), this project aims to find out whether three important events and memories of Hellenism – the Greek Civil War in the middle of the 1940s, ancient Macedonia under Alexander the Great and the anti-Bulgarian “Macedonian struggle” between 1904 and 1908 – have determined and still determine the hostile attitude of the Greeks towards the declaration of independence of Macedonia and, if so, in what way. The PhD project by Adamantios Skordos was funded by the DFG and has been successfully finalized in 2009 with the submission of the thesis supervised by Stefan Troebst.