THE BIOGRAPHICAL WORKS OF LJUBOMIR MILETIC – INEVITABLE LITERATURE ABOUT THE LEADERS OF THE ILINDEN UPRISING
Тhe paper places special emphasis on work of Ljubomir Miletic, whose unique approach and understandings and great efforts have significantly enriched our knowledge of the private lives and work of the “vojvodi” who actively participated in the Ilinden Uprising. He meticulously recorded everything they shared concerning this challenging period in Macedonian history and wrote it in his diaries.
In his famous biographical works, he portrayed vividly numerous personal lives and histories, while managing to integrate them in a consistent mosaic that narrates of a historical period of a whole nation.
Thus, the book contains whole chapters dedicated to “vojvodi”s’ lives and their family histories, which later served the writer to successfully expose important elements of the collective identity of the Macedonians.
This becomes especially noticeable in the segments, where he writes in details about the struggle for freedom, and about the aspiration of the Macedonians to establish their own independent state.
The value of Miletic biographical writings is enriched by the fact that it includes and combines numerous geographical and topographical descriptions, and elaborates over military actions, which represents a particular historiographical undertaking.