Educational and cultural activities of Greeks in Varna : mid 19th c.-1906

Part of : Balkan studies : biannual publication of the Institute for Balkan Studies ; Vol.32, No.2, 1991, pages 217-229

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During the 19th century, in Varna (Bulgaria), a vivid multinational andmulticultural city, the presence of the Greek population was substantial.By the end of the century some 8000 Greeks lived in the city and their presencewas intensely felt in all aspects of the city’s life. It was the Greek communitywhich, along with the Armenians, shaped the economic life of Varna; moreoverit presented a multifaceted and intense social activity and displayed aparticular interest in preserving and reinforcing its identity on the basis ofa well-organised and comprehensive education. The present article focuseson the Greek educational and cultural activity in Varna and the apparentconnection between this activity and the development and preservation ofthe Greek community’s profile and ethnic identity.
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