THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONCEPTIONS OF ETHNOGENESIS IN THE PEROD 1949-1970
Тhe subject of this research are the ideas of the ethnogenesis of the Macedonian people presented in Macedonian historiography during communistic period. The evolution of basic ideas and arguments has been explored in the context of the challenges of the time: ideological aggression by neighboring nationalisms and historiographies, the denial of the existence of the Macedonian nation, the need to defend the right of existing as the separate nation and finally, the aspiration through manipulation of the myth of origin Macedonian national state to be put in function and service of one or another Balkan state and national policy. This paper focused on the developments in the first decades after the Second World War represents the first segment of a wider analysis on this historiographic tendencies.
Macedonian people, Macedonian nation, ethnogenesis, historiography, Macedonia.