Directions of the Recent Historiography of Skopje


  • Spyridon Sfetas


If each generation has a duty to rewrite history, as per Karl Popper’s famous saying, then the post-communist generation of historians from the former communist Balkan countries has several reasons to re-evaluate the historical past. The commanded and ideologically charged historiography of the Balkan communist countries had as its interpretative starting point the “principle of the class-struggle”, which was the driving force in historical materialism, and saw socialist society more as a result of internal social struggles than as a product of the Cold War and the imposition of the Soviet model.




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Sfetas, S. (2021). Directions of the Recent Historiography of Skopje. Macedonian Studies Journal, 2(1). Retrieved from