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Free Ebooks Popular
Pollitecon's new Free Ebooks page is proving popular
and has been the fourth most visited page on Pollitecon's
web site in the past four months. The page has 54 free
books in PDF format, several with versions in both English
and Macedonian. The books cover a wide range of political
and literary topics. Recent additions include three
reports by Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights
Group - Greece. One of the most popular downloads is
the book The History of the Macedonian People by the
Institute of National History in Macedonia. It is available
in both English and Macedonian. The Free Ebooks page
Macedonian Lexicon - XVI Century
Pollitecon's Links page now has a link to the book Macedonian
Lexicon - XVI Century by the Institut Detudes Slave,
De L'universite De Paris. The book is a study based
on words and phrases from Macedonia in the 16th century.
It has a glossary and over 300 words and phrases that
demonstrate the Macedonian language of the Kostur region
of the time. It is one of the earliest manuscripts written
in the Macedonian tongue. The book was reprinted online
by Macedonianspark.com and is Here.
Reprint for The Rising Sun in the Balkans
Pollitecon Publications has reprinted the book The Rising
Sun in the Balkans: The Republic of Macedonia. The book
was first printed in 1995 and sold out several years
ago. Authored by the International Affairs Agency in
Turkey, the book was published at the height of the
controversy instigated by the Greek Government to hinder
the international recognition of Macedonia's constitutional
name. The book presents the arguments of both Greece
and Macedonia and an objective, third party analysis.
Among other issues, it examines the Greek claim to exclusive
copyright, the historical arguments, the division of
Macedonia in 1913 which laid the foundation for the
issue, and the denial of basic human rights to the Macedonian
minority in Greece. More information about the book
and an online order form are Here.
Old Village, Photos and Song from Macedonians in
The Macedonian Communities page on Greece has added
a series of old photos of the Petrov family from Salonica.
For a time the family also lived in Polin, Smol and
Gevgelija. The page also has a link to the song and
video clip Bolka za Neret, and a link to the Facebook
page of the village Aposkep near Kostur. The page on
Greece is Here.
Defending Human Rights Defenders
The International Secretariat of the World Organisation
Against Torture (OMCT) has requested that people write
to the Greek prime minister and other authorities in
Greece to urge them to end the ongoing judicial harassment
of human rights campaigner, Mr Panayote Dimitras. Mr
Dimitras is spokesperson for Greek Helsinki Monitor
and a member of OMCT General Assembly.
Mr Dimitras has received an indictment to stand trial
on charges of "perjury" and "defamation"
against a member lawyer of the Athens Bar Association
who has been accused of racial discrimination. OMCT
said it "is concerned about these new acts of harassment
against Mr Panayote Dimitras, which seem to merely aim
at sanctioning his human rights activities, and in particular
his activities against discrimination, anti-Semitism
and minority rights in Greece, and calls upon the Greek
authorities to ensure that he is able to carry out his
legitimate activities without any hindrance and fear
OMCT requests that people write to the Greek authorities
and urge them to put an end to any kind of harassment
against Mr Dimitras and all human rights defenders in
Greece. More information and contact addresses to write
to are Here.
Human Rights Facebook and Twitter Links
Pollitecon's Links page has new links to the Facebook
page and the Twitter page of Greek human rights campaigner,
Panayote Dimitras; and to the Facebook and Twitter pages
of the Macedonian Human Rights Movement International.
The Links page is Here.
Macedonians in Shepparton
Pollitecon's Macedonian Communities page on Australia
has a new link to the Facebook page of the Macedonians
from Shepparton in Victoria. The page is Here.
Books on the Macedonian Struggle in Pirin Macedonia
The Macedonian Literary Association of Australia Grigor
Prlichev has published two books on Pirin Macedonia
co-authored by Atanas Kiryakov and Aleksandar Donksi.
The books are Macedonia Rises: The Macedonian National
Movement in the Pirin Part of Macedonia, which is in
English; and Makedonskoto Natsionalno Dvizhenje vo Pirinskiot
Del na Makedonia, which is in Macedonian. Atanas Kyriakou
from Blagoevgrad was one of OMO Ilinden's first members
and the books contain numerous historical documents
and letters. The Macedonian National Movement in the
Pirin Part of Macedonia includes personal documents
from the 1950s that indicate Bulgaria recognized the
Macedonian people as separate from the Bulgarian nation.
The books can be ordered in Australia from Dushan Ristevski
by emailing Here,
or in Macedonia from Aleksandar Donski by emailing Here.
Online Library - Makedonika
The online library - Makedonika is a collection of books
by Macedonian authors and has free membership. The elibrary
allows access to ebooks on various parts of Macedonian
literature. It aims to encourage reading among all generations
of Macedonians in or outside of Macedonia, to preserve
books that are important for the Macedonian language
and nation, and to promote Macedonian contemporary literature
by publishing new authors. The library is supported
by Foundation Makedonika. The library is Here.
Macedonian Scientific Researchers
The Macedonian Ministry of Education and Science has
established a database of over a thousand scientific
researchers and colleagues in Macedonia and abroad.
The aims of Nauka.com are to encourage scientific debate,
generate ideas for new scientific research, connect
the growing number of Macedonian scientists in the diaspora,
and improve networking. Expatriate organizations are
requested to help expand the database and knowledge
about the portal. The portal is Here.
Books by Marina Dimitrievska
Macedonian author Marina Dimitrievska has published
two novels about Aegean Macedonia. Come Back, Melina,
is about Katerina who is born in the village of Gorenci
in Drama county in Greece in 1917. She is the tenth
child in a wealthy and respectable family, but while
young she runs away with Dimitar, a young man whose
family is not well off. The story follows the tragic
events of their extended family, including their escape
from Greece as refugees.
The novel Does He Bear the Devil's Soul is a dramatic
story of a family with seven children who in 1945 are
forced out of their home in the village of Mesokambo
near Lerin in Greece and move to Bitola, where more
tragedy ensues. The book has insights and truth about
the fate of Macedonian refugees.
The books are published and available in Macedonia.
The author can be contacted Here.
Books by Tihomir Stojanovski
A number of books by Tihomir Stojanovski, an associate
professor at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje,
are available free online. Mr Stojanovski is the author
of books, plays, novels, and screenplays and a director
of theater performances and documentaries. Among others,
he explores the themes of ritual and spiritual culture.
The books are Here.
Art and Architecture in Macedonia
The author and art historian Neboja Vilic' has made
available online and for free five books in Macedonian.
The books discuss art and architecture in Macedonia.
They include the sculptures and architectural aspects
of new developments in central Skopje; art and art criticism;
and cultural policy. The books total 560 pages and 131
illustrations. The books are Here.
Discount for Complete Set of Books
A reminder that a complete set of 12 Macedonian books
published by Pollitecon can be purchased at a discount
of free postage in Australia and reduced airmail postage
overseas. See Here.
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