Balkan variations of Orientalism and Occidentalism

  • Nikolay Aretov University in Sofia, Bulgaria


Summarizing, the aim of this paper was to provoke scrutinizing in a Balkan context the notions of Orientalism and Occidentalism – two forms of demonizing the Other, coined in the age of Enlightenment, two phenomena that are ambivalent and imported from other cultures. They interact in a curious manner and took critical place in the mythologues of all the nations in the region although in different ways.


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How to Cite
ARETOV, Nikolay. Balkan variations of Orientalism and Occidentalism. Култура/Culture, [S.l.], n. 3, p. 89-99, sep. 2014. ISSN 1857-7725. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 june 2018.
English Articles


orientalism, occidentalism, Balkan, Other, demonizing the Other, mental map