Ireneusz Adam Ślupkov
The Macedonian national question in Greece in the documents of the Communist Party of Greece 1918-1940 (Lulu, 2018). Seconda Edizione.
What this book essentially offers us is a clear and concise after-the-fact account of the decisive role of the Communist Party of Greece in the tragic fate of the Macedonian people in the first half of the 20th century in Aegean Macedonia. –Professor Michael Seraphinoff (Professor emeritus, Macedonian studies, Seattle, USA) author of ‘The 19th Century Macedonian Awakening’, and ‘Macedonian Gold’
…At different periods the ‘Macedonian Question’
has been at the heart of Balkan politics. Ever since the partition
of Macedonia in the Balkan Wars 1912/1913, Athens and Sofia,
and Belgrade until the Second World War have employed
chauvinistic policies to prevent the development and nourishment
of a Macedonian national sentiment. What is particularly
repugnant in this context is that this long lasting process has been by
and large ignored by the international academic community.
This book tries to fill in this gap by thoroughly treating the
attitude of the Greek Communist Party concerning the rights and the
demands of the Macedonians of what is known as Aegean Macedonia
(Northern Greece). It is both an excellent analysis of a specific case
study and a powerful tool for further thinking by social scientists dealing
with the “problem” of nationalism.
The author has been able to critically assess the
historical circumstances in which the Macedonians
have worked on achieving autonomous rights
in the Kingdom of Greece. — Dr Zhidas Daskalovski
(Full Professor of Political Science at Faculty
of Security Studies, University of Kliment Ohridski,
Republic of Macedonia)