Here is the abstract:
Today, with the presence of the ultranationalist VMRO/DPNE in the FYROM administration, Slavmacedonians denying that “Macedonians” are, or have ever been Slavs, it revealed that they are a separate people, appeared in the cataclysm and spread from Macedonia to Bulgaria and Asia Minor. The ancient Macedonians and the present “Macedonians” spoke and continue to speak a Macedonian language which is neither Greek nor Slavonic. Not only was Alexander’s empire “Macedonian”, but also the Byzantine Empire. Thus, Constantinople, not Thessaloniki should be the capital of a resurrected Macedonian empire. The Byzantine-Bulgarian wars was a civil war. In their pantheon of heroes and saints are Alexander, Aristotle and Democritus, Cyril and Methodius, Tsar Samuel, Goce Delcev, and the leaders of the Slav-Macedonian organizations which participated in the Greek Resistance and the Greek Civil War. A similar treatise was published in Makedonija (Melbourne), 30 July-21 August 1986, reprinted from Glas na Makedoncite. The following excerpts are particularly revealing:
For almost three hundred years we have been taught under cruel circumstances that we are Sloveni - Macedonians are dead and we are different people – “Macedonian Slavians” ... Slavianism for us Macedonians is a deadly destructive political, moral and national force which aims to eradicate Macedonianism completely ...Politically, once we become Slavs we automatically lose any significance as descendants of the ancient Macedonians ... By calling ourselves Slavs we legalize this robbery by the Greeks [of the ancient Macedonians] ... For us, Macedonian revolutionaries, Macedonianism gives wholeness to our being, past, present and future. It is inner liberation from foreign imposed ideas, and confidence in our ability to be what we have been and will again be ... If we remain silent, we will remain Slavs, and as Slavs we have no legal right to anything Macedonian ... ’[Kofos,1989,National Heritage and National Identity in 19th and 20th cent in Macedonia]From the above is obvious that the Slavmacedonian people belong to “ethnic category” and not to “ethnic community” or “nation”, according Pr. A.D. Smith ethno symbolic approaches. This political ethno-myth of the Slav Macedonians called from many observers as Macedonism/pseudomacedonism/slavmacedonism.Slavmacedonists and theirs supporters supporters have suggested many ways to revise the teaching of European history and science. But if diversity does not apply to truth, then there are limits to academic freedom. That does not mean that we should try to keep people from knowing about erroneous theories or hypothetical possibilities, or from reading works like the Macedonians Slavs and the connection with the ancient Greek culture or the Slavic idiom that speak Greeks and Slavmacedonians is the same with the creation of the Slav Macedonian language that had as aim to de-Bulgarize the Slav Macedonians and create a separate national consciousness. Political elements could easily concoct a national ideology to service the needs of this “ethnogenesis”, with unclear dividing lines between myth and historical fact, so as to lend the Slavs of Macedonia a “glorious” past.
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1-A Macedonian (English term) according to several sources [www.merriam-webster.com] is a native or inhabitant of the (Ancient or Modern) Macedonian region. Any different usage, from this that gives from the dictionaries has personal and political or ambiguous motives.
4-L.Daforth, The Macedonian Conflict, 1995
5-A.D. Smith, “Nationalism”, 2010,
6-A. Hastings, “The Construction of Nationhood: Ethnicity, Religion and Nationalism”, 1997
7-Stephen E. Palmer, Jr. Robert R. King,” Yugoslav Communism and the Macedonian Question”, 1971
8- Slav-Macedonism(also call as Macedonism and pseudo-Macedonism) is the political idea prevailing in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) which utilises historical revisionism to establish links between an ethnic group that formed in the 20th century - ethnic 'Macedonians' - and historical events and figures of the 19th century and Middle Ages. For example, Bulgarian Tsar Samuil, despite the overwhelming evidence, is portrayed as a "Macedonian" king. Further attempts are made to deny the Hellenic nature of the ancient kingdom of Macedon and to seek connections between present day ethnic Macedonians and the Ancient Macedonians. Unfortunately for extremist Macedonists , history bears witness to the fact that in the early 1940s the Bulgarian and Slav inhabitants of modern geographical Macedonia were transformed into "Macedonians" for political reasons by communist dictators (Tito, Stalin, and Dimitrov) and infamous communist organizations (Comintern and the Balkan Communist Federation ).
9- The ROSETTA STONE and the Tendov-Boshevski Controversy by Miltiades, Phoebos and Hephastion Bolaris.[ http://ancient-medieval-macedonian-history.blogspot.com/2009/09/rosetta-stone-and-tendov-boshevski.html ]
UPDATE: 5th April 2011